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From A Second Story Window

From A Second Story Window: Not One Word Has Been OmittedNot One Word Has Been Omitted (2004)
Black Market Activities

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: FortyMinutesWestFortyMinutesWest
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Another day, another tech band, right? Well, despite their entrance into a genre that seems to expand by twenty bands every couple of hours, From A Second Story Window brings more than enough to the table to keep listeners happy. Although they could easily slip into the niche carved out by other.
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Another day, another tech band, right? Well, despite their entrance into a genre that seems to expand by twenty bands every couple of hours, From A Second Story Window brings more than enough to the table to keep listeners happy.

Although they could easily slip into the niche carved out by others, From A Second Story Window has decided to expand upon the sound. The songs rely heavily on speaker smashing grooves and vocals that are all over the place. The band's manic nature may initially turn away some listeners, but beneath the discordant surface, these songs are extremely well constructed. From A Second Story Window truly creates something different than what was done by their predecessors. The changes in these songs are unexpected, not contrived. A lot of bands who try to break up heavier passages with a little bit of melody give their songs a copy and paste feel, but these tracks flow perfectly. Bands like Between the Buried And Me have tried this approach before, but these guys have succeeded where they have failed, because they've added new wrinkles to their sound and done it well enough that it sounds natural.

This is yet another very strong release out of Black Market Activities. This label is really building a reputation for itself as one of the leading purveyors of chaotic, challenging music. From A Second Story Window truly creates something different than what was done by their predecessors. With this very strong EP under their belts, there's no limit to what this band can do with their next release, and it should be very interesting. If you like Between the Buried And Me or older A Life Once Lost, you should enjoy this one. Since a lot of bands are content to find one style, and stick with it, it's refreshing to see a band like this come along and actually improve upon something.

My Favorite Track: Vespers

I Tried Voodoo Once

 

 
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Anonymous (January 30, 2005)

to the person above me
Wtf are you talking about, i hope that was a joke

Anonymous (August 23, 2004)

this band kicks ass and you are all fags for saying otherwise

Anonymous (July 20, 2004)

was it a korn song?

Anonymous (July 19, 2004)

When they played a show here in Tampa, they were happy to just have a show and I talked to one of their guitarist's for a while. He is a really fucking awesome dude.

The rest of the members i'm not sure of, but they let me sing a song with them and i'm a nobody so who knows.

Anonymous (July 14, 2004)

If that clown costume statement is true then, this band seriously needs to be mocked by everyone! If I could not gfet my ass kicked for it, I would pelt these guys with rotten veggies on stage.

Anonymous (July 14, 2004)

If that clown costume statement is true then, this band seriously needs to be mocked by everyone! If I could not gfet my ass kicked for it, I would pelt these guys with rotten veggies on stage.

Anonymous (July 14, 2004)

If that clown costume staement is true then, this band seriously needs to be mocked by everyone! If I could not gfet my ass kicked for it, I would pelt these guys with rotten veggies on stage.

FortyMinutesWest (July 14, 2004)

I can't comment on their previous style, because I have no idea, but this release has nothing to do with nu-metal. There are trend hopping bands in every genre,not just metalcore.

Dyrwen (July 14, 2004)

The band has a fairly boring sound in the vocals, but the music isn't half bad. They did manage to be somewhat listenable considering what they did to the rest of the sound.

It's nothing great, but it is decent for a short track CD.

Anonymous (July 14, 2004)

Sometimes I can't like a band for something beyond the reason that I don't like their music... This is a perfect example of what's happening across the U.S.: Nu-metal goth losers going "hardcore" to get cool, and basically playing the same nu-metal crap mixed with June of 44 and passing it off as "new"... Fuck this. I'd rather have seen them as a shitty Nu-metal band, instead now I can only see them as a techy shitty Nu-metal band.

A perfect example, also, of why music being complicated doesn't make it good.

-BSD

samnorth (July 14, 2004)

i met these guys and all but the drummer (i think it was the drummer) are a bunch of dickheads. they were staying at my friends' apartment in tampa and when they got back from their show and my friends and i were watching tv in the couch. they started yelling at us, threatening us, and saying they were going to "slice our throats" if we had stolen any of their stuff.

who the fuck steals shit from an apartment and then sits around watching tv?

needless to say, they realized we didn't steal anything and no one got their throat slit, but they did manage to call us "cuntrags" a couple of times.

hope this band bites the dust.

Anonymous (July 14, 2004)

As for the guys being douchebags, they are actually really fucking nice. Nice try though!

yeah, not helping out other small bands with set time switches, equipment problems, etc, when the other bands have been nothing but nice to you. i'm glad there's still a sense of community in the DIY scene. it's funny when the bigger touring acts will loan you gear but the other local opener won't.

Oh and they sound nothing like Converge, but that was a pretty good try also, for an idiot I mean.< i>

of course they don't sound like converge. converge has at least some discernable talent. and put their music ahead of their tshirts and mesh hats.

Anonymous (July 13, 2004)

"props to nu-metal gone fashioncore.

these guys are weak"

I won't comment on how good they are, but the nu-metal --> fashioncore statement is true. At one one point the guys in the this band listened to nothing but Slipknot/Korn/Chimera and played music in the same style as these bands. The one guy used to wear a clown outfit and make silly faces on stage. They changed sounds very quickly.

Conduit (July 13, 2004)

"props to nu-metal gone fashioncore.

these guys are weak"

Your an idiot, and an even bigger one if you have listened to the cd. You probably just looked at the name.

As for the guys being douchebags, they are actually really fucking nice. Nice try though!

Oh and they sound nothing like Converge, but that was a pretty good try also, for an idiot I mean.

Anonymous (July 13, 2004)

these guys like the buttsex because it's "funny"

Anonymous (July 13, 2004)

from a second story converge...

these dudes are douchebags if you've ever met them.

yellowtrash (July 13, 2004)

What's so special about these guys? Good drummer, but everything else is boooooring.

punkcorekid (July 13, 2004)

These guys are good. And I'm sure they care what you nay-sayers are bitching about.

Anonymous (July 13, 2004)

props to nu-metal gone fashioncore.

these guys are weak.

Anonymous (July 13, 2004)

This band used to have a DJ and wear masks and adidas pants.

Can't forget your past, right?

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