Indian Summer
Science 1994


3.5
great

Review

by facetheslayer666 USER (32 Reviews)
January 1st, 2015 | 126 replies


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Indian Summer proves its superiority in "Science 1994."

The emo music scene often reminds me of my post-childhood, young adult nostalgia phase. Bands like I Hate Myself, Saetia, and especially Indian Summer cause the realization of emotion in all places, the loss of innocence, and the aggression building up inside. Often anxieties would cause people to lose control, and hurt themselves and others. Others turned to drugs or alcohol. Some could not take it anymore, and took their own lives. Few are still in emotional indecision, and cannot handle modern society. Few, however, wallow in the lyrical agony of Indian Summer.

Indian Summer is a California-based emo band whose aggression was uncomparable, even to the likes of their influences. Screaming cathartically in anger at the feelings that the words in their songs cause. Live performances became emotional purges in which audience members would sometimes cry in passion. Songs on 'Science 1994' were good examples of this rage, often causing songs to become deep drugged phases. These emotions are usually caused by the singer's deep, eerie voice to convey the most feelings in the listener. I personally thought that without such a singer, this band would not be so inducive of such emotions.

Most emotional tracks include "I Think Your Train is Leaving", "Aren't You an Angel?", "Woolworm", and "Sugar Pill", the latter of which is so truly raw in energy that one may cry in passion while listening.

"Woolworm", sometimes called "Angry Son" takes an even more experimental approach; rather than singing in rhythm to deep, under-produced guitars to produce feeling, said track is spoken word, and tells the story of a son who murdered his father to inherit the land he owns, and he feels no sadness. Later in this 7:27 track, he realizes his plight and promptly kills himself. This track is a very good example of forced emotion. "A look to heaven, sighing tears of angel's and a night sky, this is the moment."

Other songs like "Orchard" and "Reflections on Milkweed" show the bands rather boring and dry side amongst the chaotic, foggy emotion of the other tracks. Said songs do not cause emotional attachment, and honestly, are underdeveloped and lazily written, degrading the quality of this album severely and making it more difficult to take this band seriously.
Though the tracks on this album are high in quality, they were obviously produced very poorly; underdeveloped, "Science 1994" just ends up sounding like another punk record, diverse in itself, but sonically generic. 3.5/5



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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
January 1st 2015


32190 Comments


Took the liberty of breaking this into paragraphs for you

treeqt.
January 1st 2015


16964 Comments


take the liberty of reviewing your dig ^_^

bakkermaarten007
January 1st 2015


5285 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

THIS IS THE MOMENT! I AM THE ANGRY SOOOOON!

facetheslayer666
January 1st 2015


117 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thanks Deviant. lol

SadAndHolyGlow
January 1st 2015


1615 Comments


Solid first review. Overrated album but great analysis of it.

Artuma
January 2nd 2015


31219 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

these ratings make me sad

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adr
January 2nd 2015


12016 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

top-tier skramz

Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
January 2nd 2015


14565 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this album makes me sad



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RadioSuicide
January 21st 2015


1036 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The second half of Orchard rules.

MrMatt767
January 29th 2015


558 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nice review dude!

Supercoolguy64
January 31st 2015


9039 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

the intro to angry son is giving me the feels

Tunaboy45
January 31st 2015


16788 Comments


might have to give this a listen

BMDrummer
May 7th 2015


14644 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

wow finally jamming this

Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
May 7th 2015


14565 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Hope you enjoy



I think youd like this

adr
May 7th 2015


12016 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yea this is amazing

BMDrummer
May 7th 2015


14644 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

yeah this rules two songs in, heard part of woolworm a while ago and it ruled

Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
May 7th 2015


14565 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I downloaded it for free off bandcamp and the tracks have totally different names to what everyone refers to them as.



So i was about to reference a track and then realised you might have no fucking clue what i was on about lol



BMDrummer
May 7th 2015


14644 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

damn just found that, idk what's wrong with that one haha

BMDrummer
May 9th 2015


14644 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

holy shit this is good

Supercoolguy64
May 9th 2015


9039 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

are u an angry son or a woolworm bmd?



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