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Various: The Silence Of Fire Volume OneThe Silence Of Fire Volume One (2003)
Burning Daisies

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: jkJK
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Emo is an odd thing. I know that at this point in time, we are all supposed to hate it. I know that. Yet, I still have a soft spot in my heart for bands that can do emotional and melodic punk/hardcore. So I was in for a treat when I received a copy of "The Silence of Fire" by Burning Daisies Records.
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Emo is an odd thing. I know that at this point in time, we are all supposed to hate it. I know that. Yet, I still have a soft spot in my heart for bands that can do emotional and melodic punk/hardcore. So I was in for a treat when I received a copy of "The Silence of Fire" by Burning Daisies Records. There is a good assortment of different types of emocore and indie rock throughout the disc. Some of it is fair, some of it is great. While bands like The Broadband did absolutely nothing for me, Curvature and The Kite-Eating Tree really brought the rock home. Four Minute Mile sound like a good radio rock band and Best Left Forgotten takes the more subdued approach to punk.

I had already come across some of the bands on this disc, such as Time Spent Driving and Desert City Soundtrack, but the songs they put on this disc are very different than what is on their full lengths. The Time Spent Driving Track was an all acoustic number and the Desert City Soundtrack sounded like some experimental noise project, rather than the post hardcore they are known for through Deep Elm records. Nonetheless, both of these bands have two of the strongest tracks on this compilation. Near the end of the disc, next to the Broadband, is a group called the Cream Chargers who seem really out of place on this thing. Both of those bands should have just been left off all together.

The comp shows off bands from around the world, which is a rather interesting idea that plays ok fairly well throughout the record. Overall, a good record for fans of emocore, indie rock, or just good poppy rock and roll.

 


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Anonymous (February 22, 2004)

Burning Daisies ? hahah
that says all about what kind of music they have on their label

Anonymous (February 21, 2004)

'The Rising Tide' is Sunny Day's worst album. 'LP2', 'How if Feels...', 'Diary' and than 'Rising Tide'. Half of the Rising Tide are poor songs, too smarmy and cheesy. I will admit, though, that the good songs: 'Killed by an Angel', 'One', 'Disappear', 'Snibe' and 'Television' are really good.
When I first heard 'Rain Song' I almost cried at the loss of old Sunny Day, (I heard 'Rising Tide' first). 'Rain Song' is one of Jeremy's biggest song-writing mistakes.

--Bing Crosby

P.S. So you fuck off!

ElVaquero (February 20, 2004)

the only thing more emo than the album title is the record label title.

Mr_Pink (February 20, 2004)

Settle down, Beavis.

Anonymous (February 20, 2004)

these emo faggots need to shut up and go listen to a subhumans record.

Mr_Pink (February 20, 2004)

Ah. Don't know a thing about Get Up Kids, not my thing. FMM are my age, I know their old drummer. I'm thinking the name isn't a reference to that.

maverick (February 20, 2004)

It's the name of The Get Up Kids' first album, widely known by hundreds of thousands.

It's the indie rock equivilant of naming your band "Appetite For Destruction" or something.

-Scott

Mr_Pink (February 20, 2004)

Why is Four Minute Mile such a bad name?

Anonymous (February 20, 2004)

rising tide > diary.

disagree? fuck off.

Anonymous (February 20, 2004)

i cant believe some dumbass kids actually had the audacity to name themselves Four Minute Mile.

Anonymous (February 20, 2004)

how can I get people to send me cds for free?

krankykirk (February 20, 2004)

how do you spell "actual"? wrong
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