September 22nd
Hello, Throne


4.0
excellent

Review

by Jewish Dickgirl USER (17 Reviews)
January 31st, 2008 | 28 replies | 9,847 views


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: These guys have potential.

1 of 1 thought this review was well written

September 22nd’s a small screamo band from Tennessee that I stumbled upon on the Ultimate-Guitar forums, in a thread started by a friend of the band. They uploaded this album to megaupload themselves for free distribution, and the link is provided at the end of the review. All in all, they’re not too original, but they make up for it with some epic music. Its gloomy as hell, but in an airy manner that’s simple to digest, similar to maybe Envy or Scoreoneforsafety, but with elements of metal thrown in here and there.

It’s an entrancing journey into those low places we all get from time to time, and it might just help provide some sanity. There are layers upon layers of guitars and synths; enough building blocks to construct the great pyramids of Giza. The droning chord progressions bring the feeling that this is the beginning something monumental, but they never just drone, they’re not a one trick horse. There are plenty of doomy portions, maybe doomy's not the word, something along the lines of Agalloch, non-chuggy metalcore breaks, even some post-rock… they’re taking things we’ve all heard before and turning it into something fresh and inviting.

The song Solemn’s Harrowing starts with a melancholic clean guitar progression, with a discordant break in the middle of it, meanders into something more epic, and filters back to the discordant break, repeating, into a great breakdown, with very slow chugs, an epic melody, and then the discordant break yet again, and then fades out and into another depressive guitar part. Progressions of the sort are used throughout the album, giving it some sort of character, like you’re trapped in your room for days in the deepest self-pity that keeps snapping into self-loathing, and then you cry. It feels that honest. It’s like a sonic depiction of a depressive funk made beautiful, and the vocals add so much more… ranging from a raspy-voice-cracking shout similar to that of TJ Bonette from As Cities Burn, to hoarse shouts, and even frustrated shrieks like Jacob Bannon of Converge, it’s all there, it’s all bursting from the guys throat.

The only real issue I’ve found with the album as a whole is the drumming. Maybe it’s because the toms seem almost in the background, but the drumming just doesn’t seem as busy as it was meant be in some portions, such as the intro of We Are Our Own Cutlass. But he does do very well to have the drumming drone along in the same depressive dirge.

So if you’re looking for something gloomy, check it out:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BLK1YJEN



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HighandDriving
January 31st 2008



3262 Comments


Gloomy emo....sick.

Digging: Nightmares - Suspiria

McP3000
January 31st 2008



3941 Comments


youve been busy i am the robots

i am the robots
January 31st 2008



1027 Comments


WINDS OF PLAGUE IS SO BRUTAL BRO

go fuck yourself for being a closed minded retard

rasputin
January 31st 2008



14520 Comments


they both look crap

i am the robots
February 1st 2008



1027 Comments


It's totally not a 2, I'm just saying that if you say Winds Of Plague is good and this is poor... well, lol, I can't take your opinion too seriously.

Killed4less
February 3rd 2008



328 Comments


I'm listening to the first track now it's decent, nothing mind-blowing though.

Yeah chickenfish, wtf are you on, this is anything but boring.This Message Edited On 02.03.08

i am the robots
February 4th 2008



1027 Comments


It's pretty damn epic though.

i am the robots
February 4th 2008



1027 Comments


stfu noob

i am the robots
February 4th 2008



1027 Comments


dude, i can see it not being your thing and thats cool, but it doesnt suck by any means

and once more, if you think winds of plague is good, youre most likely a noobThis Message Edited On 02.04.08

i am the robots
February 4th 2008



1027 Comments


who the fuck gives a shit about technicality? musics about feeling

rasputin
February 4th 2008



14520 Comments


chickenfish just don't reply, we all know the crap robots listens too.

HighandDriving
February 4th 2008



3262 Comments


I like similar music to this and I even think this is somewhat boring, abit too droning.

and once more, if you think winds of plague is good, youre most likely a noob


You know you're a noob.......when you think Winds of Plague is good.

i am the robots
February 4th 2008



1027 Comments


not in response to this last post, but do you even know what epic means?

I like similar music to this and I even think this is somewhat boring, abit too droning


i can see the droning thing, idk i love it thoughThis Message Edited On 02.04.08

Killed4less
February 5th 2008



328 Comments


Winds of Plague did not compose their music to try to convey their own emotions, therefore it's hard to garner an emotional response from listening to them. They write their music to sound all br00tal so people can throw down to it. That isn't what art is about brah...granted I listen to some things just because I think they sound cool so I can respect that but don't try to make Winds Of Plague into something they're not.

Wow I just tried actually listening to Winds Of Plague again, they fucking blow. You must be a n00b.This Message Edited On 02.04.08

i am the robots
February 5th 2008



1027 Comments


Just stop posting on this review kthx.

i am the robots
February 5th 2008



1027 Comments


please die in a fire

bayofpigs
February 11th 2008



1 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"gloomy emo. sick."

you're an idiot.

i am the robots
February 15th 2008



1027 Comments


if hes using the term 'sick' as in 'awesome' ill agree

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
March 28th 2008



16081 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

This is pretty gay

FukuiSan
March 28th 2008



179 Comments


My birthday.



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