Daughters
Canada Songs


2.0
poor

Review

by TrailOfTragedy USER (2 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 48 replies | 11,546 views


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist


0 of 6 thought this review was well written

What is...Daughters? (Taken from [url]www.roboticempire.com[/url]):

Daughters can be described similarly to how Nietzsche describes the Greeks in Zarathustra, "...beautiful and accomplished, this thoroughly sane, universally envied species of man-was it conceivable that they, of all people, should have stood in need of tragedy- or indeed, of art?" This question can most definitely be raised on both ends, that being of the ancient Greek people and of the collective musical unit known as none other than Daughters. Nietzsche, through his book The Birth of Tragedy explains why the Greek civilization, a great and triumphant era of peoples, indeed invented tragedy stemming from the conflict of the Apollonian and the Dionysian spirits and why in fact Daughters indeed follows a similar pattern according to Nietzsche and his theory of art and music as a whole...

Album Review:
Every Time I Die ain't got **** on Daughters. Unless you are a grind fan, this is the fastest, most chaotic CD you will come across. With no song clocking in at over 2 minutes, most of which aren't even 1:30 long, you will be floored hard and fast. Inaudiable, crazy fast, and chaos that will make your head spin, is what separates Daughters from the pack. You may think, though, this is your typical grindcore album. In which case, you are incorrect. Yes, grindcore is a fusion of grind and hardcore, but Daughters is a primarily hardcore band. If you want to hear Every Time I Die on speed, you'll want to hear this album.

"Fur Beach" opens the CD off with :38 of a mess, basically. Or, so you would think. Despite the chaos (no better word, really) there always seems to be some kind order. This track, however, doesn't depict that. Pure 'crazy heavy.' "Jones From Indiana" is more of the same but goes by so quickly, you can't really distinguish the tracks. Apparent on both tracks is the insane scream of the frontman. Despite not being fully understandable, it is very nice throat work.

"I Slept With The Daughters And All I Got Was This Lousy Song Written About Me" is more of a song, so to speak. Peaking at 1:11, there is a slight melody in this tune but, really, it's just much more of the heavenly blend of noise and instruments that is Daughters. "...And Then The C.H.U.D.S Came" is one of Daughter's best work so far. This song shows the range that they took while still staying inside of their little, speed-driven box. "Mike Morowitz, The Fantasy ****" is another not-so memorable track and is more of the same, not a lot of innovation so far in the CD.

"Nurse, Would You Please Prep The Patient For The Sexual Doctor" is the first song in which any kind of orderly dancing can be done at a live show. Oh my, is that a breakdown!? Nope, but a nice little piece none-the-less. :45 brings the first breakdown of the album and it's a nice one, at that.

Now, I'm not going to lie, the next three tracks all sound very similar. Unless you are really listening, you will not be able to distinguish them much. They're all good for what they are, but when a song can't stand out, there really isn't much point in talking about it. Just know, they're all a few minutes of Daughters-laced craziness.

"The Ghost With The Most" IS the Daughters track to listen to. If you've heard about Daughters, but haven't heard them, make sure to listen to this track. Telling from the earlier portions of this review, there isn't much diversity or range to their work, but this song shows the most of it. Craziness until :41 where it then turns into a poppy-sounding breakdown, which then turns into some great spoken dialect, before returning to its musical spasms.

Note-Worthy Songs:
"...And Then The CHUDS Came"
"The Ghost With the Most"

Final Words:
If you enjoy ten tracks that peak in at least then fifteen minutes, at times an inaudible scream, and a musical frenzy, then this is the album you should own. Not knowing from a first listen, the lyrics are outstanding. You often wonder how he was able to scream so much in such little time.

BUT, this is not a ground-breaking CD by any means nor does it warrant its normal over $10 price tag. There isn't enough innovation here to satisfy everyone, yet this is a decent debut full-length.

Final Rating:

:thumb: :thumb:

(Rating system: 5 thumbs = a 'must have' for EVERYONE!/ 4 thumbs = a 'must have' for the genre fan/ 3 thumbs = a 'must have' if this is your specific kind of musical taste/ 2 thumbs = a 'must have' if this is one of your favorite bands/ 1 thumb = effort points)


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BuddyBigsby
July 8th 2004



531 Comments


As the Sun Sets were great, and then their ex-members form this crapfest. Daughters are terrible. The only things I like about Daughters are the following:

- Their website is cool
- They're kind of funny
- I like the atmosphere that's put off towards the end of "...And Then The C.H.U.D.S. Came"

Good thing you only gave it 2/5.

40 oz 2 freedom
July 8th 2004



96 Comments


I like Daughters...:upset:

TrailOfTragedy
July 8th 2004



11 Comments


Oh, don't get me wrong, I like Daughters and I like this piece a great deal. But it's one of those albums where you have to like this kind of music in order for it to be appealing.

oven_baked_
April 7th 2006



2 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Jeez Louise, ive owned this album for over a year, and I dont think i spend a day without putting it in my cd player for a spin. The variety of riffs is incredible and the speed of these riffs will make you sick, and you may even mistake them for being a synthisyzer or a keyboard. All this and the 11 minute final product is maybe the most amazing sounding album Ive ever come across.

my favourite song on this album would have to be "i dont give a shit about wood, im not a chemist". listen to it and youl be hooked.This Message Edited On 04.07.06

calgone
May 13th 2006



48 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

good album/review
favorite track: nurse, would you please prep the patient for the sexual doctor (i really like the lyrics as well)

Magicaltroll
August 13th 2006



43 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This album is good, but Hell Songs beats it horribly.

Hell Songs is incredible.

Death Grind
August 15th 2006



3 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

yes, ahmen for hell songs

Cygnus Inter Anates
August 15th 2006



721 Comments


Daughters are okay I guess.

AlienEater
August 15th 2006



716 Comments


They don't deserve the hate they get.

iamrockzorz
August 15th 2006



1028 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

They're a pretty talented band. From all the chaos on the album, you'd think they'd be crazy live. But from what I've seen, they're kinda mellow. The singer doesn't really even move around at all

iamrockzorz
August 15th 2006



1028 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Hell songs is a pretty good cd, so different from this though. The music is good, I don't know if i love or hate the vocals yet though

Death Grind
August 16th 2006



3 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I love the vocals.

they're so sick. people who say they've sold out are out of their minds. how is lex's vocals on the new cd like anything else out there right now? it's not.

anybody and everybody screams in their band. I'm glad daughters changed it up a bitThis Message Edited On 08.16.06

iamrockzorz
August 16th 2006



1028 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I didn't say they sold out, I'm just unsure if i like the change that much. Granted anybody and everybody screams in their band, but daughters had some of the best screaming.

GenoahProject
September 5th 2006



11 Comments


good cd, good review. ineteresting rating system though. I am interested to hear the new cd, as this cd is fun, but like said, by no means groundbreaking.

H5N1
September 15th 2006



3 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Personally, for me, a day never goes by that my eardrums don't get the shit pounded out of them by any of the 3 daughters releases. They lyrics (although not even vaguely coherent just through the art of listening) are very well written.

Standout track on this album for me:
"Nurse, would you please prep the patient for the sexual doctor"


Confessed2005
February 17th 2007



3314 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I downloaded a few songs from this the other night - it was pretty decent grind - hugely chaotic to say the least.

IsItLuck?
Emeritus
February 17th 2007



4925 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I'm kind of disappointed this reviewer rated it a two. Hell Songs is a much better CD though. This Message Edited On 02.17.07

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
April 25th 2007



16072 Comments


These guys rocked live, I'm going to try to pick this and Hell Songs up soon.

LifeInABox
December 16th 2007



3707 Comments


I agree. This pleasntly surprised me. It's worth more than a 2. I wish it were a big longer, though.

deathbysexywtf
January 20th 2009



72 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

this album rocks... daughters is so innovative, i mean - i guess you might give them a 2/5 if you absolutely love fall out boy and paramore, but this album rocks!



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