Review Summary: Darasuum bring a short, brilliant, and catchy album to the table.1 of 1 thought this review was well written
Darasuum are an upbeat hardcore band from the United States. Their second release, Darasuum, is something you don't want to miss. Filled with catchy lines, cool instrumental parts, and unique vocals, this is a great album.
The album starts off with the fast and pounding Fan Fury, a song about anger. With lines like "Running out of all my patience. You run your mouth but there's no understanding. Running. I see it in your eyes. You live your life on borrowed time. Sometimes I wanna say goodbye.", these guys aren't messing around. Fan Fury then flows into In The Eyes Of My Family a song mostly dominated by fast and simple guitar. After a few more great tracks, here comes Go Destroy Your Life, the strongest and best track on the EP. If you're looking for a song to make you jump or maybe just wake up, look no further. This song has the best vocals, the best drumming, and the best guitar. It's got a great breakdown and some of the catchiest lines on the whole EP. All the songs also are about the same length. All are around two minutes with the exception of Disgusting Me, which is around a minute and a half.
Instrumentally, this EP doesn't shine too much but it doesn't really matter because all three parts accompany the vocals and songs very well. After all, it is a hardcore album with punk influences, so no outstanding instrumentation is expected. Or needed. The drumming is mostly just loud and pounding, smashing the crash cymbal and banging the snare, but not obnoxiously, perfectly. The guitar mostly consists of short chord runs around the seventh and fifth fret, sometimes venturing to the third but usually nothing higher than that. It's also played mostly in Root 5 chords (for all of you who aren't guitarists or don't know what it means, Root 5 chords are generally higher and played on the fifth, fourth, and third strings). Vocally, this album is great. They take a little time to get used to because they're rough and yelled, but soon they seem amazing and sound great to the ears. The bass is usually inaudible except when all the members just strum an open string and hold it for a few seconds. Even then, you still have to dig a little to hear it, however.
Overall, anyone who likes punk, hardcore, metalcore, deathcore, or whatever should give this album/band a listen. They are very small and deserve more recognition.
All, but especially Go Destroy Your Life, Disgusting Me, and Get Through This