Daughters
Live At CBGB


2.5
average

Review

by Mort. USER (4 Reviews)
June 27th, 2014 | 16 replies


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist


A common issue with live recordings of metal/hardcore bands is that the intensity of their live show often doesn't come off well. Whatever flair, atmosphere, or showmanship the band displays is annoyingly lost leaving them sounding nothing like they do on record. Sadly, this is the case with Daughters live at CBGB recording. Featuring songs from their first two LPs as well as their 2002 EP, Daughters haphazardly stumble through this live recording, leaving the songs sounding nothing like they did on the previously mentioned releases. The guitars are too low in the mix, leaving whatever piercing, invasive effect the guitars usually had on their first two LPs totally absent. This is a real shame, as one of Daughters best attributes was their uniquely high pitched whinnying guitars that would threateningly layer over and oscillate along with the blastbeats. The vocals sound strained at times, losing the ominous presence it had on the LPs, with the quasi drunk Elvis drawl that he’s so known for gone, leaving him sounding more like just a hoarsely man shouting. The drums in general have deteriorated into an incomprehensible mess, which gets annoyingly repetitive as the whole recording sounds like one endless blastbeat. The songs on Daughter’s first LP were hard enough to tell apart already, but on this they are indistinguishable.

Now, I’m sure that the Daughters live are a force to be reckoned with, what with the antics of their singer and the general intensity of their performance making up for their sloppiness, but on a single live recording none of that is transferred. Not that the songs recorded on this are bad though, they’re generally all well composed songs, but they've sadly lost their quality. The reason for this is that Daughter's performance is just messy; while the original material itself was messy, with an insane charm to it, when recorded in a live setting it comes off as amateur . Due to this, Daughters now feel very tame, which is just plain disappointing. Overall, you’re better off listening to the studio versions.


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Mort.
June 27th 2014


3632 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

second ever review. criticism would be appreciated. thanks to BMD for proofreading

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BMDrummer
June 27th 2014


7379 Comments


Pos'd

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Pheromone
June 28th 2014


3511 Comments


sup pos

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Mort.
June 28th 2014


3632 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

thanks nerd (or "Pheromone"......... eurgh)






Pheromone
June 28th 2014


3511 Comments


neg

Pheromone
June 28th 2014


3511 Comments


=)

Mort.
June 28th 2014


3632 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

your very funny

how did you like my terrible review?

Pheromone
June 28th 2014


3511 Comments


pre good. Better than my two

Kman418
June 28th 2014


10518 Comments


really need this and the ep

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TheBarber
June 28th 2014


1963 Comments


second paragraph repeats itsef a lot but other than that nice review and damn fab band

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Mort.
June 28th 2014


3632 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

ah yeah just noticed what you mean, i say the same thing over a few times, will fix that later

yeah band is great, just not on this so much

Mall
June 28th 2014


825 Comments


Nice review man! Will check these guys out

Mort.
June 28th 2014


3632 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

thanks mal

takinng my time to write this out b ecause this IS A brill band

their last LP is brilliant. listen to that.

Mall
June 28th 2014


825 Comments


Sweet, will do!

Mort.
July 1st 2014


3632 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

thanks frip!!!!

Mort.
July 1st 2014


3632 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

mmm putting me into the mood for more the enid



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