And So I Watch You From Afar
The Letters


4.0
excellent

Review

by InfinityLies USER (1 Reviews)
February 19th, 2010 | 7 replies | 8,427 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Plenty of ideas floating around from the ASIWYFA boys, if not a little reserved when compared to their past efforts.

1 of 1 thought this review was well written

Having first come across these guys with the release of their debut album "And So I Watch You From Afar" in 2009, they have quickly become one of my favorite bands both live and on record. This e.p. once again fails to disappoint.

Admittedly, there is nothing on this e.p. that has not been heard by ASIWYFA fans before; there are still the typical bone-crunching guitars that overlap each other, along with the distorted then clean guitar dynamics. For starters, B is for B-side is a nice number to open with; the only problem being that it doesn't feel like a finished ASIWYFA track - just as it begins to feel like the song is building up to an awesome climax it finishes.

This however, cannot be said for the latter track on the e.p., which is quite frankly sensational and possible ASIWYFA's best recording to date. S if for Salamander is a typical ASIWYFA track, build from the ground up. The track starts with a riff that goes on for around a minute, with the adding of the second guitar and slight speeding up of the initial riff. Then, back to that clean guitar that ASIWYFA incorporate so well. Then, prepare for liftoff. With the addition of a pounding drum beat, thudding bass-lines and some mean lead riffs you wont be able to resist this song for much longer. The rest will be history.

The e.p. itself is worth your time and money; if you are new to the band I would suggest the debut album, as I feel that the band on parts of this e.p. can be, shall I say, a little reserved. Not so on the debut. The e.p. is nothing new to ASIWYFA fans, but is bound to keep everyone who follows the band preoccupied and happy until the release of the the second LP.


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GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
February 28th 2010



6096 Comments


This sounds cool; I'll check it out.

Fenty
March 1st 2010



6 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It's a little more...restrained than the album, yes? But I quite like it for that. It's rather well rounded, can listen to this through without wanting to skip anything.

InfinityLies
March 14th 2010



4 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thats true, I dont skip through it either. But the first couple of tracks are weaker then things they've done before in my opinion. Saying that however, Salamander is possible the best they have written thus far.


HenchmanOfSanta
June 17th 2010



1857 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Maybe I'm misreading your wording, but you have the track order wrong. S is the album opener, and B is track three.

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HenchmanOfSanta
June 17th 2010



1857 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yes, but in the review he calls B the album opener and S "the latter track."

brutebeard
October 14th 2010



1655 Comments


cool review of a cool band

MuhNamesTyler
April 18th 2013



3865 Comments


I'm starting to like these guys a lot



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