Red Nightfall
Red Nightfall


4.5
superb

Review

by Sam Feldman USER (7 Reviews)
February 9th, 2012 | 30 replies | 3,338 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist


4 of 4 thought this review was well written

Red Nightfall is the last album in my recent memory that succeeds without having any sort of climax or peak; a wave-less album that never steers away from its base sound. The guitar melodies break your heart: this is a depressing record. Addison Siemko sings like a man with nothing left but the music, pondering on death until it comes ("Follow him to their final resting place" he croons like a tormented soul on "Her Passing") At first glance it seems like another soft indie album, alternative here, a little progressive there. But on further delves Red Nightfall shows itself to be quite an emotional ride, always sad but always exposing everything the band has inside. It's cathartic without having a release which is simultaneously frustrating and glorious. I want Red Nightfall to explode but it never does - it stays on its path until it wears itself out at the final dying note in "Forever Yours". It's uncompromising to say the least; bare-boned but beautiful, Red Nightfall is a wondrous record.

The coolest thing about the album is how formless it feels. It's hard to find a verse-chorus-verse here which gives off the impression of a band just jamming out, making tunes, not a care in the world how it's being written. It's also strange how the album doesn't really feel like an album, more like a collection of songs. There's no flow here, just track after track of desolate tunes, troubled and lonely. The first three songs fly by in the best way possible. Red Nightfall is one of those albums that can be in the background as a gorgeous soundtrack or it can be plummeted into and become a companion. "Windmills" is the closest Red Nightfall get to a single here, with its backing vocal croons and ethereal melodies that eventually rise into a tight groove that's hard to pass up. There's no percussion until the last minute which splits the song into two but it's always focused. "And it scares me that I feel nothing, nothing at all" Siemko states passionately, as if he feels only the music. Sounds like a plan.



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chambered69
February 9th 2012



1253 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

more ppl really need to check this out its amazing hope you enjoy the review

chambered69
February 9th 2012



1253 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

why isnt it on the front page :[

KILL
February 9th 2012



70621 Comments


good first!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Tyrael
February 9th 2012



20740 Comments


sup sam

chambered69
February 9th 2012



1253 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

hey man hows it hangin

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
February 9th 2012



18063 Comments


pos first review awesome

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chambered69
February 9th 2012



1253 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

:D

chambered69
February 9th 2012



1253 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

why thank you

ShadowRemains
February 9th 2012



20249 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

great album

rasputin
February 9th 2012



14517 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

sikkkk

deepintheorchard
February 9th 2012



644 Comments


This is what I wish Red House Painters sounded like. Pos.

chambered69
February 9th 2012



1253 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

so gooood thank you man

rasputin
February 9th 2012



14517 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

This is what I wish Red House Painters sounded like. Pos.


you make it sound like red house painters isn't good

chambered69
February 10th 2012



1253 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

cmon people listen to this shit

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
February 21st 2012



23798 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"Red Nightfall is the last album in my recent memory that succeeds without having any sort of climax or peak; a wave-less album that never steers away from its base sound. "

agree 100%

not much variety in this album but somehow they manage to not have that be a bad thing. I think I'm falling in love with this album. really good review too, pos.

(chambered + rasputin seals of approval, obviously the album is good)

chambered69
February 21st 2012



1253 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

glad you like this man and yeah this is consistently dismal in the best way possible

rasputin
February 21st 2012



14517 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

'not much variety in this album but somehow they manage to not have that be a bad thing'

yeah, that's a good description of the album

Scoot
February 21st 2012



17681 Comments


gotta get on this

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chambered69
February 22nd 2012



1253 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i am still completely in love with this

Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
February 23rd 2012



7021 Comments


seems like a lucidity album
nice review sam

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