Daitro / Sed Non Satiata
Split


4.0
excellent

Review

by Ryan Flatley EMERITUS
May 17th, 2008 | 76 replies


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Two of France's best emo bands produce a split to remember.

Whether you know or not, Daïtro and Sed Non Satiata are two of the most respected emo bands in France. Another neat tidbit is the fact they like to put out splits with other bands. Oh man, what do you know, a perfect opportunity to record a split with one another. Think about it…two of the best emo bands in France…teaming up…each putting out four songs...on one album. This shit is going be good. Well, it better be. So did both bands hold their own ends?

Unfortunately for Daïtro's sake, the standards for their music have become increasingly large as of late. After Daïtro's latest work, Laissez Vivre Les Squelettes, and their one-song gem on their split with Ampere, every track has become an attempt to tip the scales yet again. This split is initially led by the dense melodic guitar riffs in "De L'eau Coule Sous Les Ponts," which pour out the inner soul of Daïtro's methodical genre bending style. Within the elements of emo, punk, and post-rock, Daïtro releases a beautiful and passionate sound. Shortly after "De L’eau Coule Sous Les Ponts" ends, "Place Tolozan" barely misses a step with an infectious bass riff carrying steam during what is a short interlude. To add to what has been said, subtle transitions between clean and distorted riffs make their punk/emo/post-rock style so seamless. Since Laissez, the overall talent and technicality level has been raised a notch in addition to the intensity that Daïtro has always had. The band's singer unleashes a wickedly passionate scream throughout the album, along with an average singing/spoken voice, that adds to the overall 'Daïtro effect.' "Nous Ne Participons Pas Tous a La Même Utopie" has a gritty sound without exactly losing the poignant, yet charming, punk touch. Instrumentally, Daïtro are similar to the clean guitar melodies of Cease Upon The Capitol, the post-rock feeling of Envy but at the same time, riffs as dense as an Isis song. First, imagine that all in one song. Second, add some French lyrics and finally name that song "Un Fléau Pour Un Autre." The split album only gets better with Sed Non Satiata.

Sed Non Satiata musical approach is similar, but clearly unique. Vocally, Sed Non Satiata's singer has a better voice in general with beautiful harmonies and an overall intensity level lower than Daïtro’s (which is something hard to top). Sed Non Satiata's contributions are nothing less than epic with the exception of the pace-setting "Interlude." The other three tracks total twenty-two minutes of glory. The guitar riffs are at a near-monumental status with nothing overly complex. The post-rock/emo style is flawlessly executed with smooth transitions. Sed Non Satiata's clean guitar riffs similar to American Football and Saetia while the bass provides a solid backbone. "Les Hommes Sans Visage," "Masks," "Des Ruines" all show strong stature with its tempo pacing and solid song structure. First, "Les Hommes Sans Visage" builds slowly and gradually showcasing the post-rock/emo brilliance within Sed Non Satiata. "Masks" is a dark, and at times sad, affair which at the most part, carries at a rather slow pace. The album's closer, "Des Ruines," is paced similar to "Marks" with catchy riffs that lead to energy bursting at all the right moments to create something so monstrous and ambitious. It is hard to pick out the faults from a band that is impressive from all angles.

Overall, did each band hold their ground? I would say France would be proud of the lasting effects Sed Non Satiata and Daïtro left. Sed Non Satiata showed poise and brilliance that was near-perfect in execution. On the other hand, Daïtro, while living up to high standards, produced something that was not their personal best, but still excellent. Moments like the joining of Daïtro and Sed Non Satiata are like when Circle Takes the Square joined together with Pg. 99 for a split album. People may not realize what was right in front of them until long after they are gone (Pg. 99 follows that case), and it tells me to appreciate Daïtro and Sed Non Satiata right now. And yeah, I will.



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IsItLuck?
Emeritus
May 8th 2008


4927 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Ok, there are two album arts and everything, I chose this one. Here is the other: http://bisaufsmesser.com/store/images/Cover_LP_DaitroSNS_400.gif
The track listing can be any order you want it to be, the beauty of splits. I suggest anyone who likes either of these bands should definitely get this. I hope this review didn't suck, cause neither band deserves it.

NortherlyNanook
May 8th 2008


1285 Comments


Wow. I had no idea about these two doing a split with each other. Daitro's becoming a favorite of mine, and Sed Non Satiata is basically at the same level as them for me as well.

You seem to be a bit unsure about the review, but I thought it was good.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
May 8th 2008


16089 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Sed Non Satiata side to this is so fucking good.

slep
May 8th 2008


1604 Comments


Review was good, and so is the split.

I could have sworn the cover art for this had a bear on it. But, oh well, I guess not.



Fort23
May 8th 2008


2479 Comments


Wow if this is really as good as you say then I'm getting this.

The Jungler
May 8th 2008


4827 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

sup Ryan Flatley
Sed Non Satiata side rules. I've listened to that a bunch more than the Daitro one, even though that side was okay too.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
May 8th 2008


17225 Comments


the Sed Non Satiata side is f**king amazing. The first track on the Daitro side is pretty epic though too.

pixiesfanyo
May 8th 2008


1223 Comments


this whole split makes me really happy. the insert, everything is just fantastic. i'd rate it a 4 though.

cbmartinez
May 8th 2008


2525 Comments


i love both bands but was kind of underwhelmed with this, I'll have to listen more though

HighandDriving
May 9th 2008


3288 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Ya I wanna get the physical release of this bad.

IsItLuck?
Emeritus
May 9th 2008


4927 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Me too. Also, I want a record player for vinyls in general and this would push me towards getting one. I was stuck in between a rating of 4 and 4.5, I chose the latter because of Sed Non Satiata's side, but realistically it's a 4.

pixiesfanyo
May 9th 2008


1223 Comments


i don't know if this is true. but i think my copy of the vinyl has the Sed Non Satiata half as the A Side.

IsItLuck?
Emeritus
May 9th 2008


4927 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Oh really? See I wasn't sure because when I was looking online I saw the album art for each side and it basically allowed for either band to be first. Since I entered it into the system as Daitro/Sed Non Satiata I figured to keep the tracklist that way too. I was afraid I'd put the wrong side (like what you said, Sed Non Satiata is side A), but it would be a hassle to change everything thus far. That's what happens when you don't get a physical copy of a split of two bands who put out little info about their albums online.

flamethisuser
May 9th 2008


395 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

best thing to come out of france since the enlightenment.

or at least in the top 5.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
May 9th 2008


16089 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah the SNS side is Side 1.
I've been thinking about ordering this, wonder if the bands are still selling it themselves.

Ire
May 10th 2008


41822 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I really want this now, interesting.

TrojanWhore
May 10th 2008


752 Comments


Good review Ryan. I haven't heard anything by either band but it sounds interesting so I'll have to look into it.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
May 10th 2008


17225 Comments


Pixiesfan, where did you get the vinyl for this. I cant find it anywhere.

pixiesfanyo
May 10th 2008


1223 Comments


http://www.adagio830.de/

pixiesfanyo
May 10th 2008


1223 Comments


pretty sure it is OOP tho'



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