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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...
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.
"...And Then The CHUDS Came"
"The Ghost With the Most"
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.
(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)