Misery Signals
Misery Signals


4.0
excellent

Review

by Flut USER (17 Reviews)
January 20th, 2013 | 30 replies | 1,214 views


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist


After the break up of 7 Angels 7 Plagues and Compromise, some of the members came together to Misery Signals. This EP is the bridge between those bands and what this band would put out in the future. It was released in 2003 and dedicated to Jordan Wodehouse and Daniel Langlois. It also has The Year Summer Ended in June, which they re-recorded on their debut album.

This EP is very raw, loud guitars and the mix in general is loud. Everything kind of fights to be heard. Can be annoying in the sense that it just hammers away at your ears. But unlike this bands other material a lot of the riffs or the songs in general are a lot heavier. That's why I consider this the bridge. Having the sound of the heavier riffs that you would hear from 7a7p but still that melodic progressive sound on the later releases. A lot more heavier chords on the lower strings, and faster tempos. Add the raw quality and it all makes this EP fairly heavy. The song writing can be not as strong, the progressive structures aren't as present. The riffs don't mix as well, or flow as well. A lot random changes and not as creative. Though its interesting to hear the faster, heavier sound. The song Echoes: Blessing Or Curse, starts off with clean guitar, that is very much like the later sound of this band. Very dreamy sounding, with a build up to the distortion. So while things sound different on this EP, and the song writing isn't that great, it still works.

But of course the rawness may bring a certain type of charm. Its not as great to listen to if the production was a lot stronger. The mix can be annoyingly loud. Its not as easy to hear the instruments separate. Rather than the mess it sounds like.

So this band still had a great start. The drumming the song writing, while not as strong as it would become, its still great. This EP has plenty of potential and passion. But for those still wanting to listen to this band or haven't checked this band out, this is not the best place to start.



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Fluttertrank
January 20th 2013



17098 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Well i am finally going to review all of this bands material. been wanting to do this for a while. hopefully it doesn't suck.

demigod!
January 20th 2013



44176 Comments


so i hear u like misery signals

Digging: Failure - Magnified

Fluttertrank
January 20th 2013



17098 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

just a little bit. haha.

MMX
January 20th 2013



4798 Comments


THIS TIME IT WAS OUR SUMMER

Fluttertrank
January 20th 2013



17098 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

IT WAS SOMETHING
NO ONE COULD TAKE FROM US!

MMX
January 20th 2013



4798 Comments


SOMETIMES THAT NIGHT SEEMS SO CLOSE
LIKE I COULD HOLD IT!

Fluttertrank
January 20th 2013



17098 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

YOU SAID ALRIGHT!

MMX
January 20th 2013



4798 Comments


WELL BE FINE!!

Fluttertrank
January 20th 2013



17098 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

BUT HOW COULD WE HAVE KNOWN!

MMX
January 20th 2013



4798 Comments


DO YOU REMEMBER ??

Fluttertrank
January 20th 2013



17098 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ROLL DOWN THE WINDOW AND LET IN NIGHT AIR.

MMX
January 20th 2013



4798 Comments


I ALWAYS THOUGHT WED BE TOGETHER!

Iamthe Nightstars
January 20th 2013



2234 Comments


I hope you know I tried to find those pictures, Jordo...

Digging: Few And Far Between - Three

Fluttertrank
January 20th 2013



17098 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

YOU SAID!

(dont skip ahead damnit haha)

oltnabrick
January 20th 2013



30642 Comments


sweet posd

Digging: Volcanic Queen - Sullen Empire

Iamthe Nightstars
January 20th 2013



2234 Comments


But from that part until the end is the best part of the song.

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
January 20th 2013



4415 Comments


Good review, Flutter, POS'd. Just a few things to fix, mainly little stuff. Like in the second paragraph, capitalize the "I" in "That's why i consider this the bridge." Also there's a lot of moments when you use "its" but forget to use the apostrophe to make it "it's". Other than that review is solid, concise and informative.

As for the music, I've never really dug this band outside of a few songs, but they do have quality stuff. I enjoy their latter albums a bit more than this EP, but it is good too.

Digging: Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty

Fluttertrank
January 20th 2013



17098 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks paperback, and i shall change those things.

and thank you oltna.

wacknizzle
January 20th 2013



12998 Comments


Goddamn it's already the 20th. Nice review Flutter I'll read it tomorrow lol.

Digging: Polyptych - Illusorium

Fluttertrank
January 20th 2013



17098 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lol.



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