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Daughters

Daughters: Canada Songs

Canada Songs (2003)

Robotic Empire


4
Canada Songs, by the grind band Daughters is ten songs and eleven minutes long. This review will probably be in proportion to that. Daughters is a grand-core band that a LOT of people have been talking about lately, and with good reason. On Canada Songs, the band rips through ten songs, which...

Canada Songs, by the grind band Daughters is ten songs and eleven minutes long. This review will probably be in proportion to that.

Daughters is a grand-core band that a LOT of people have been talking about lately, and with good reason. On Canada Songs, the band rips through ten songs, which range in length from 34 seconds to 1:53, in eleven minutes. Yes, the drumming is absolutely mind-blowing, just like most grind music. Yes, the vocals are screechy and very high, just like most grind music. Yes, the songs are all short and chock full of off-kilter time signature and tempo changes, just like a lot of grind music. Yes, the guitar playing is unique, interesting, and displays a lot of talent.

Wait, that's not like most grind music.

The guitars on Canada Songs are what makes this band worth listening to. Listening to it, I find that there's not that much typical standard guitar playing on it at all. There's tons of finger rapping and glass sliding to be found on this album, and it creates a very interesting sound without ever becoming too much for the listener to handle. It's never over-powerful, or a pain to listen to, which sets it apart from a lot of grind music. I can honestly say I've never heard anything like this before.

As you readers usually see in my other reviews, I usually start going through the tracks one by one, describing them each and stating how good each particular song is. Well, here's this part of the review for ya.

"Fur Beach" is fast as hell and it kicks my ass.
"Jones From Indiana" is fast as hell and it kicks my ass.
"I Slept With The Daughters And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt" is fast as hell and it kicks my ass.
"And Then The C.H.U.D.S. Came" is fast as hell and it kicks my ass.
"Mike Morowitz, The Fantasy Fuck" is fast as hell and it kicks my ass.
"Nurse, Would You Please Prep The Patient For Sexual Doctor" is fast as hell and it kicks my ass.
"I Don't Give A Fuck About Wood, I'm Not A Chemist" is fast as hell and it kicks my ass.
"Pants, Meet Shit" is fast as hell and it kicks my ass.
"Damn Those Blood Suckers And Their Good Qualities" is fast as hell and it kicks my ass.
"The Ghost With The Most" is fast as hell and it kicks my ass. Oh yeah, it's the best track on the album.

I hope you all get my point. It's truly mind-blowing music, but like most grind, it loses it's value rather quickly after a few listens. I would recommend it, though, to all of you looking for something new and interesting to listen to, even if you're not really a fan of the genre.

Come on, take eleven minutes out of your life and experience it. Do yourself a favor.

Standout Tracks:

"Jones From Indiana"
"And Then The C.H.U.D.S. Came"
"Pants, Meet Shit"
"The Ghost With The Most"