Bring Your Daughters
Friday, June 10, 2011 Leave a comment
There’s a lot of music out there. A LOT. Much of it, you’ll probably never find, never hear, or never give a shit about if you do hear it. I spent a good portion of the last decade actually trying to hear a lot of it and coming to the conclusion that a lot of that mustic is terrible. Every once in a while, I’ll find a gem. Daughters was one of those gems for me.
I saw Daughters open for Dillinger Escape Plan at Bottom of the Hill several years ago. They were ridiculous. The bassist had a zebra painted cab and shook like he was having a seizure while playing. The singer looked (and sounded) like he had just finished snorting an 8 Ball AND shooting a huge amount of smack. The guitarists did things with their guitars I’d never seen anyone do before or since. It was absolutely the most ridiculous thing I’d ever seen (though I’ve never seen Shat or Gwar).
Daughters put out a self-titled album in 2010 and somehow, it was swept under our radar. Preposterous! This self-titled album is eight tracks of “wait… WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!” It’s a gratuitous mix of noise, beats, and something relatively close to metal. I’ll give them this: NO ONE makes noise this interesting. It’s absolutely ridiculous. “The Theater Goer” features one of the coolest breaks/fills I’ve ever heard and I swear I hear DJ scratches throughout the album. “The Hit” sounds almost like a nu-metal song. Weird, I know, but it’s actually one of the easiest songs to listen to with the best groove to it.
Daughters – “The Theatre Goer”
So, after the novelty wears off, what are you left with? Well, let’s be honest, this isn’t an album for everyone. In fact, their listeners are few and far between. In fact, I can’t even listen to this album on repeat all day, it wears me out. It’s almost like the novelty of Dragonforce, but no one even listens to them anymore.
Final verdict: This is an album for music nerds and people who hate their ears and love annoying friends. I enjoyed it, very much, in fact, but it’s kind of a novelty. It wore out after a while. I’ll throw it on every once in a while, but I’m not looking at as a masterpiece, by any means. So, here it is: cool album, great noise, but it’s not for everyone, and I know that.