As the Sun Sets
Each Individual Voice is Dead in the Silence


4.0
excellent

Review

by wacknizzle USER (14 Reviews)
January 13th, 2012 | 30 replies


Release Date: 1999 | Tracklist


As The Sun Sets formed in 1998 and featured Alexis Marshall on vocals, who later moved on to the band Daughters; which are now almost legendary. ‘Each Individual Voice Is Dead In Silence’ is ATTS first full length. It is a fusion of hardcore, grind, thrash, and metal into a perfect homogenous mix. If you only ever heard Daughters before hearing this band you would not even recognize the vocals as Alexis Marshall. They are very different from the ‘Elvis preaching in a Pentecostal church while tripping on LSD’ type vocals from Daughter’s S/T and ‘Hell Songs’. They are a blisteringly high screech that literary sounds like a bat flying out of hell. Occasionally there are some gutturals to accompany the low-end chugging parts in between the spastic grind outbursts. The guitars play very dissonant speed picking while the drummer churns out a whirlwind of blast beats. There are the occasional breaks from the madness, such as the creepy acoustic section in the middle of ‘Such Words Upon The Tongues of Demons’ or the spoken word build-up towards the end of the last song on the album ‘Everything’.

The album opens with sample from a horror movie with a man who unknowingly dies and wakes up not knowing where he is. A man then tells him that he is in hell and he lets out a terrible scream just before the barrage grind begins. ‘Searching For A Reason To Carry On’ starts things off giving a perfect example of what’s to come on the album. There is lots of catchy but dissonant speed picking with slow chug parts in-between; that pretty much sums up this album. Marshall’s hellish growl is one of kind and fits perfectly over the music. One his best highlights on the album is on the song ‘Everything’ where he morphs angst filled speaking into raging growls.

The production on this album is surprisingly well for grind bands of the era. It’s very easy to listen to because every note comes through perfectly and the mix is well balanced; allowing you to hear each instrument equally. ATTS were very ahead of their time on this album. It was released in 1999 and bands like Converge, BTBAM, The Red Chord, Into The Moat, won’t be playing a style like this for another 2-3 years. They were one the first bands to combine hardcore and grind and they did it perfectly here.

If you are into grind at all then I highly suggest you listen to this album. It is rather short with only 9 songs; most of which not much longer than 2 minutes. But what you do get here is some very well executed grind that is way before it’s time. No other ATTS album is quite like this; they moved onto a sound more akin to Daughter’s ‘Canada Songs’. If you liked Daughter’s old sound then get this album; it’s mind-blowing.



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BallsToTheWall
January 13th 2012


44408 Comments


Review needs to be spaced apart, I want to hear this.

Digging: She Past Away - Belirdi Gece

wacknizzle
January 13th 2012


13268 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

will do. yeah give it a listen it's really good, i've never seen a review for this anywhere and it totally deserved one.

Digging: Dioramic - Supra

sniper
January 13th 2012


19050 Comments


this band is so rad, only heard 7744 i think though, is this similar?

actually, i just want to know if the vocals are like 7744 or like daughters 7" and canada songs.

wacknizzle
January 13th 2012


13268 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

The vocals sound completely different, super raspy high-end screaming, sounds like he hits 2 notes at once, it's insane


wacknizzle
January 13th 2012


13268 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

This is way better than 7744 or anything else they ever did, this is seriously so awesome, it's a personal 5 for me.

wacknizzle
January 14th 2012


13268 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

if you read this review, you like good metalcore, you like some pig destroyer, LISTEN TO THIS PLEASE, IT"S AWESOME!!!! then comment, there wasn't even a review for this

wacknizzle
January 15th 2012


13268 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off



ffs
January 19th 2012


4878 Comments


this is pretty cool iirc

ffs
January 19th 2012


4878 Comments


°~°

sniper
January 19th 2012


19050 Comments


he meant me

thx bud

sniper
January 19th 2012


19050 Comments


so the vocals on this are pretty good but the way you talk about them you would think they were way cooler. they sound pretty similar to the first s/t daughters 7" but not as shrieky. still glad i checked it out though, really solid with room to grow on me.

sniper
January 19th 2012


19050 Comments


i was gonna say their first couple releases were cool, but actually all of them are pretty cool. canada songs is like an old friend to me, easy listening.

sniper
January 20th 2012


19050 Comments


i highly doubt yr butt is anywhere near as listenable as canada songs.

wacknizzle
January 22nd 2012


13268 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

this is way better than canada song imo. I actually like the s/t the most. I'm sorry it's a letdown for you sniper, i really do think the vocals are that good on this.

sniper
January 26th 2012


19050 Comments


this is prettty fucking rad actually. the vocals are good, but cmon the daughters 7" had amazing vocals.

wacknizzle
January 26th 2012


13268 Comments

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i don't know the 7' ill have to check that out

wacknizzle
January 26th 2012


13268 Comments

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fuck

wacknizzle
December 23rd 2012


13268 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

This shit kills so hard. I still much prefer this to 7744, the vocals on this are absolutely insane.

wacknizzle
December 23rd 2012


13268 Comments

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Yeah I agree. I actually didn't like 7744 at all for a while just because how much I loved this and how poorly overlooked it was.

wacknizzle
December 23rd 2012


13268 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Fuck my harddrive is full again, ugh... now I have delete stuff from my itunes



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