As the Sun Sets
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4.0
excellent

Review

by Dancin' Man USER (40 Reviews)
November 25th, 2005 | 35 replies | 6,826 views


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist


2 of 2 thought this review was well written

Imagine Daughters. Imagine their shortcomings. Imagine Daughters without their shortcomings. Now realize that is exactly what As The Sun Sets was. This album is only 14 minutes long but it is well worth it. Very technical and spazzy, yet again I voice my dissatisfaction with Sputnik not having Grindcore as a genre. This is fast. This is heavy. This has fun bits of ambient music. This is how a grind album should sound. It never gets boring. I really like this album if you couldn't tell and unlike many, I prefer it to their first album, Each Individual Voice is Dead In The Silence. Here though, is my main grievance. The length. Seriously, this is too short. It is an excellent ride but it is too short, especially considering the filler material which accounts for almost 5 minutes of the album. It's good filler so I don't mind, I just am upset that there isn't more music here that is what the band actually does.

Onto the actual music. This is good. The guitars are fast and technical jumping from one riff to another, most of them very fast and generally the kind of parts that people in grind bands want to be able to write. Everything is dissonant properly. THe drumming is quite nice, though not amazing. As far as grind goes, he gets the job done. This music is very much about the guitars. There are just so many cool parts that usually come across as very heavy. The music sounds full and that to me is very important. I don't like empty sounding bands. THatis partially thanks to the production which is very well done but also thanks to the writing which compliments itself well. The vocals sound great to me. A mid-highranged scream that is the right place in the mix. Loud enough to hear but never over the instruments. Lyrically, this album doesn't leave anythign to be desired because they don't even bother trying to be poetic. I prefer that vastly to a feeble attempt at emotion or poetry. Work with your strengths I say.

Now I have to recommend things and songs from this album. I instantly want to say listen to the whole thing, it's only 14 minutes long but that sounds really unprofessional. Instead for the full "As The Sun Sets is better than Daughters" experience, go for Untitled Two, Feed The Scenesters to the Lions and Borderline Sarcasm. This song doesn't lack good songs it just lacks songs in general. As I read once before about this album, if your songs are going to be less than a minute long, make sure there are a lot of them. I don't exactly agree with that for the sake that short songs need more songs because short osngs are less good but instead because these songs are awesome and I want more of them.



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vicy77
November 26th 2005



164 Comments


u may wanna fix that quote

I may just check them out... but of course "sample" before i buy

Dancin' Man
November 26th 2005



719 Comments


too lazy. If it annoys a mod enough, they will do it. I am unwilling to edit and I didn't edit to get it like this. I just beat script errors with my fast knowledge of the shift key.

Check this out. If you like Daughters or Spazzy grind at all, this is for you.

Jawaharal
November 26th 2005



1832 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm sooooooooo donwloading this off you.

Arrakakaka
November 26th 2005



685 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Same here :D

Arrakakaka
November 27th 2005



685 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It takes a while to find the nuaces. But still better than the Daughters.

Jawaharal
November 27th 2005



1832 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I've been away from my normal computer for about a week and still haven't gotten a chance to get this and 20 other albums off Pete.

Dancin' Man
November 27th 2005



719 Comments


Because the albums I share > the albums everybody else shares.

Arrakakaka
November 27th 2005



685 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

You speak the truth, manizzle badizzle.

Arrakakaka
November 27th 2005



685 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

You speak the truth, manizzle badizzle.

Jawaharal
November 27th 2005



1832 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

He does have quite the 1337 collection

Arrakakaka
November 27th 2005



685 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

$ l_l p 3 l2 31337.

Jawaharal
December 20th 2005



1832 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Ya, this album is awesome.

oven_baked_
April 7th 2006



2 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

amazing album, yet nothing compared to EACH INDIVIDUAL VOICE...

It is still easy to say that this may be the best 14 minutes ever recorded onto an album.

Ill give this album a 5, mainly because of the amazingness of the song "Untitled One".

as the sun sets/daughters have not yet been able to bore me. amazing



HighandDriving
March 6th 2008



3261 Comments


Such an Amazing band, one of the first grindcore bands I started listening to and still listen to this day.


Digging: Nightmares - Suspiria

asaf
November 14th 2008



885 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

classic album. figure id revive the discussion having just reviewed the irish front. anybody care?

GBJ
August 24th 2009



495 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

good album

The main reason I prefer Each Individual Voice... is this is just WAY too short, esp. considering a lot of the album is ambience

sniper
November 14th 2009



18982 Comments


canada songs is better... unless im just missing something here.

Digging: Towers - Bel Air Highrise Plantation

pride
January 2nd 2010



227 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I prefer "each individual voice is dead in silence" to this but this is still better than anything put out as Daughters.

sniper
January 3rd 2010



18982 Comments


i don't have that. but theres just wayyy too much filler mixed in with the killer in this. i like daughters because they perfected the creepy ambience so it doesn't feel like a waste of time.

pride
January 3rd 2010



227 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

That makes sense but there is just something about Daughters that annoys me.



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