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Dark Day Dawning - Nothing That I Wouldn't Give (Cover Artwork)

Dark Day Dawning

Dark Day Dawning: Nothing That I Wouldn't GiveNothing That I Wouldn't Give (2002)
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Contributed by: FortyMinutesWestFortyMinutesWest
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For those of you who don't know, Dark Day Dawning is a five piece out of Philadelphia who have a very wide range of musical influences. The CD starts off with your average hardcore song, but it slowly evolves into something else, a mix of hardcore, maybe some grind,maybe some emo. After that they .
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For those of you who don't know, Dark Day Dawning is a five piece out of Philadelphia who have a very wide range of musical influences. The CD starts off with your average hardcore song, but it slowly evolves into something else, a mix of hardcore, maybe some grind,maybe some emo. After that they fly into The Grimmest of Fairy Tales which showcases some eerie guitarwork and some gutwrenching vocals. One thing that struck me right of the bat when I heard this band was the vocals. They're some of the most intense I've heard in a long time. Think of a less chaotic Converge. This screaming is mixed in with some melodic singing that blend's well with this band's style.

But don't write this off as just another emotional hardcore band in the vein of Poison the Well, because it isn't. They throw in tempo and style changes as soon as you think you have them figured out. The song Aphrasia unfolds like a resume of the bands abilities: some screamo, some hardcore, a little punk, some metallish leads, and to top it all off a weird ending that sounds like some strange mix of emo and folk guitar. The lyrics deal with the standard emotional hardcore fare, but they do it with an intellectual flair that alot of bands in that genre lack.

This is a great CD, and I'd recommend it to anyone with an open mind.

 

 
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Anonymous (January 22, 2005)

What he fuck is this shit!!!!! shame for all the world of hardcore and good music i can't believe poeple can listen to this shit!!! die die die!

FortyMinutesWest (March 11, 2003)

Yeah, I'm sure you actually listened to this.

Anonymous (February 15, 2003)

this is the kind of crap the major labels will be eating up pretty soon and regurgitating to the masses.

FortyMinutesWest (February 4, 2003)

I don't think this record reflects poorly on the bands maturity at all. Sure the songs are all over the place and chaotic, but that's how they meant them to be. Also consider the fact that their previous five releases were all basically self released and these guys are still very young. And for the record, This Day Forward rocks as well.

evilash (February 4, 2003)

Alright for the record "cookie monster" vocal are likely to be found in bands like cannibal corpse, a band whose vocals and content sound nothing like this band. Alot of this is contrived rehash with a few original points. If you go to this band's website they have alot of coverage and info on the band. The fact that this is their 5 release or so doesn't say to much about the maturity of thier music though considering some of the tracks on this album. Check out THIS DAY FORWARD instead. (there from philly too)

Anonymous (February 4, 2003)

Fucking awesome cover.

Anonymous (February 3, 2003)

these guys toured with SAved by grace, that makes them cool.

FortyMinutesWest (February 3, 2003)

Actually they do play hardcore, along with a variety of other styles.

Anonymous (February 3, 2003)

too bad they're not a hardcore band.

Anonymous (February 3, 2003)

you idiots obviously have no clue what you're talking about. dark day dawning is one of the more talented bands playing in hardcore right now. read their lyrics, it's not your normal type emo stuff. they use intellect and the lyrics come across as quite intelligent. not to mention their live show is one of the more intense i've seen lately.

Anonymous (February 3, 2003)

this band gets a 2 on the orginality scale for their name. the rest of it is cliched, contrived crap.

FortyMinutesWest (February 3, 2003)

Yeah if Cookie Monster had a much higher pitched voice... Perhaps if you watched something other than children's shows you could actually intelligently contribute to this site. Also, this band doesnt often use the chugga chugga style that most bands use.

Anonymous (February 3, 2003)

sorry, the other characters on sesame street don't have voices that sound like the singer for this band. cookie monster is as close as you can get.

Anonymous (February 3, 2003)

All you Buddyhead shiteaters need to stop saying "cookie monster" when refering to hardcore vocals. Don't like it? Fine. But, atleast have some originality in your ideas.

Anonymous (February 3, 2003)

"isn't that the damn truth. this band ain't nothin special. chugga chugga scream, pretty octave metal part with some fifths, chugga chugga breakdown, singing chorus with scream in the background. wow, i just wrote a hit metalcore song. aren't i awesome?"

and writing most punk/emo/hardcore songs is harder? Making fun of common song structure is so funny. AHAHAHA. WOW, FUNNY STUFF!

newjackshit (February 3, 2003)

"and please dont use the word screamo. the only band that can be called screamo is Heroin."

isn't that the damn truth. this band ain't nothin special. chugga chugga scream, pretty octave metal part with some fifths, chugga chugga breakdown, singing chorus with scream in the background. wow, i just wrote a hit metalcore song. aren't i awesome?

Anonymous (February 3, 2003)

No cookie monster shit hear....but the vocals themselves are far too generic.

FortyMinutesWest (February 3, 2003)

It should also be noted that this band has been around about 5 or 6 years. So they formed before the trend.

FortyMinutesWest (February 3, 2003)

You find any cookie monster screaming in this band. This isn't metalcore, this is a mix of hardcore,punk,grind, a little metal, and a few other elements.

Anonymous (February 3, 2003)

no, im talking about the latest trend in music where bands have someone screaming like the cookie monster and have melodic vocals over it. its overdone and outplayed.

FortyMinutesWest (February 3, 2003)

"like i havent heard any bands do that before. boring."

Your point being what? Lots of bands just sing, I guess theyre all boring too. Lots of bands just scream, wow they suck!

Anonymous (February 2, 2003)

and please dont use the word screamo. the only band that can be called screamo is Heroin.

Anonymous (February 2, 2003)

"screaming is mixed in with some melodic singing"

like i havent heard any bands do that before. boring.

Anonymous (February 2, 2003)

Nothing special, but not terrible.

FortyMinutesWest (February 1, 2003)

This isn't faux metal at all. Aside from one or two metallic riffs, this basically steers clear of the current metalcore trend. This is far from a predictable CD, it's all over the place in style and tempo. The song Aphrasia alone has more styles in it than most bands do in a single CD. Furthermore, why isn't the drummer good? Because he isn't throwing in frivolous double bass rolls every five seconds?

Anonymous (February 1, 2003)

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

could be the worst faux metal CD I have heard in years

predictable and bland on all fronts: vocals, lyrics, breakdowns, song titles and artwork

evilash (February 1, 2003)

Except for the first song, this CD sucks. The drummer fucking overdoes it abd hes not even that good. BLAH

Anonymous (January 31, 2003)

screamo is the worst term ever.

pope_schlomo (January 31, 2003)

Defintely a mix of hardcore, scremo, and folk. After listening to Aphrasia and The Final Melody (my fav of the 2), I'll probably start looking for this in the used section of my local store.

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