Ampere/Funeral Diner
Split


4.0
excellent

Review

by i want to mort. USER (12 Reviews)
September 23rd, 2018 | 14 replies


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: I've been stripped down, time and time again.

It was a total nightmare. I had travelled practically across the continent to see the girl I love. Obviously, it’s unrequited in a very fundamental sense, but I was sure I could handle it just fine. I couldn’t. Not even close. She had a guy in there. We were sitting out in the evening and she kept leaning on this guy, holding him tight, kissing him. It would be an understatement to say it was tough for me to watch. I had hard time breathing properly. I was feeling anxious in a level I’ve never experienced before. I’ve always been the kinda guy who wears his heart on his sleeve but I couldn’t say anything, of course, I didn’t want to cause any drama. I probably never will. All I know is I just had to get out of there.

Sure, none of this has much to do with what Funeral Diner’s ”I Was the Sword” is about, but that’s the memory I always picture when listening to the song. It’s not even a case where I heard the song in that moment. There is just something brutally devastating about it, something that makes me somehow very deeply connect with probably the most turbulent individual emotional moment I’ve ever had. There is an ethereal feel to ”I Was the Sword”, but it’s not a satisfying feel at all. The rather twinkly, layered guitars and the angelic vocals seem blissful on the surface level but it actually feels like you’re entering a storm. And that’s exactly what happens, as it all bursts out to a heavy, tearful climax in a frantic fashion. There is powerful honesty and a weird sense of mystique behind that muddy wall of sound, something that draws me in every time. I need an escape. What Funeral Diner have done here is one of the greatest, most addictive pieces of music in the emo scene.

Oh, and the Ampere side of the split is pretty good too.



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Artuma
September 23rd 2018


29690 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i just had to get this one off my chest

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StarlessCore
September 23rd 2018


5846 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Ampere side is overlooked imo

SandwichBubble
September 23rd 2018


7250 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Was it you that played this on plug.dj a while ago, Art? If so, thanks. I wouldn't have listened to this otherwise

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Artuma
September 23rd 2018


29690 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

doubt it, i don't go to plug.dj

SandwichBubble
September 23rd 2018


7250 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Shit

well, if whoever played this on plug last october is reading this, thanks. It's pretty great

Sinternet
September 23rd 2018


17065 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yo that was probably me because I Was the Sword is one of the greatest screamo tracks of all time



Great review art my boy

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brainmelter
September 23rd 2018


5803 Comments


nice read, pos'd

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Artuma
September 24th 2018


29690 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

thanks dudes

butcherboy
Contributing Reviewer
September 24th 2018


8678 Comments


Sandwich's rating and this lovely review means i'll be checking this.. nice one, Art.. ppppppoooooosssssssssss...

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SandwichBubble
September 24th 2018


7250 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Butch you better catch those tags really quick, might not be yr thing

Xenophanes
Staff Reviewer
September 24th 2018


1307 Comments


I haven’t attempted to listen to this type of music in like 8 years so we will see how this goes

Tyler.
September 24th 2018


15191 Comments


You'll love it

iglu
September 24th 2018


796 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

that funeral diner drummer is a beast

Darius
September 24th 2018


17574 Comments


Oh shit this exists?! I gotta checkkk

also pos



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