Punknews.org
Aussitôt Mort - 6 Songs (Cover Artwork)

Aussitôt Mort

Aussitôt Mort: 6 Songs6 Songs (2007)
Level Plane Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
(others by this writer | submit your own)

Aussitôt Mort share members (Pierre and Antoine) as well as a hometown in France (Caen) and language with screamo mainstays Amanda Woodward. Thus, the bands also vaguely share some characteristics in style (amid frequent comparisons to Daïtro), but more often than not Aussitôt Mort sounds like a .


Aussitôt Mort share members (Pierre and Antoine) as well as a hometown in France (Caen) and language with screamo mainstays Amanda Woodward. Thus, the bands also vaguely share some characteristics in style (amid frequent comparisons to Daïtro), but more often than not Aussitôt Mort sounds like a whole new beast.

Often reaching for more atmospheric textures and that famous juxtaposition between beauty and intensity (I'm thinking mid-era Envy here -- just check out "Une Once de Courage"), Aussitôt Mort's 6 Songs compilation CD|EP is a mighty impressive release. Encompassing the band's discography thus far -- a demo / self-titled 12" recorded in October 2005 and a split 7" with Balboa recorded in April 2006 -- there's a fine continuity here nonetheless.

There isn't necessarily a full-on ambient nature at work here, though. The band do manage to maintain a certain riffiness, like on opener "Memoria Grigia"; however, the song does experiment with spacey guitars and seemingly more mathy chords. Such a fashion continues on in the next track, "Aussitôt Dort, Aussitôt Mort," too. The aforementioned "Une Once de Courage" is indicative of a bold, brooding restraint that the band knows how to wield well. All the while occurring is a perfectly aggressive, screamed lead vocal, vivid and compelling guitar interplay and a constantly shifting base that finds new ways to play with dynamics. The split songs feature slight improvements in recording and memorability; closer "Percute" is particularly fascinating, exuding a powerful and heavy post-rock muscle for two minutes before vocals join the mammoth fray and help take the six-minute song to its epic finish.

The foundation has certainly been laid strong for Aussitôt Mort's upcoming debut full-length. If they can actually manage to progress upon this formula, sacre bleu!

Memoria Grigia
Le Desespoir des Singes

STREAM
Percute

 

 
People who liked this also liked:
Strike Anywhere - Exit EnglishScraps and Heart Attacks - Still SickThe Letters Organize - Dead Rhythm MachineWow, Owls! - Pick Your PatternsThe Get Up Kids - Live At The Granada TheaterThis Is Hell - This Is HellSince By Man - A Love Hate RelationshipCave In - Perfect Pitch BlackSince by Man - Pictures from the Hotel ApocalypseNo Roses - Hell or High Water

Please login or register to post comments.What are the benefits of having a Punknews.org account?
  • Share your opinion by posting comments on the stories that interest you
  • Rate music and bands and help shape the weekly top ten
  • Let Punknews.org use your ratings to help you find bands and albums you might like
  • Customize features on the site to get the news the way you want.
Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
24HourPriapism (April 11, 2008)

yeah, this is good stuff.

pierrebouvier (April 11, 2008)

i have their first cd-r . aussitot mort are great

SilentStorms (April 11, 2008)

I picked this up when it came out. Great cd. I didn't know they shared members with Amanda Woodward, but that certainly makes a hell of a lot of sense.

Definately for fans of Envy and Amanda Woodward. I think Pelican and Russian Circles fans would get a kick out of this too.

Exclusive Streams

Newest Reviews

Punknews.org Team

Other Places to Go