Nights Like These - Sunlight At Secondhand (2007) [HQ]
Автор: Бах | 27 марта 2010 | Просмотров: 3024Mp3, Lossless
Nights Like These - Sunlight At Secondhand (2007)
Исполнитель: Nights Like These Альбом: Sunlight At Secondhand Жанр: Sludgecore Страна: United States (Memphis, Tennessee) Качество: 320 kbps CDRip (Lame 3.93.1) | Flac 1024 kbps +.Cue +Log Размер: 95 Mb | 307 Mb
Треклист: 01. Heart Of The Wound 3:52 02. Black The Sun 3:47 03. Samsara 4:04 04. Bay Of Pigs 4:43 05. Collective Unconscious 4:08 06. Claw Your Way Out 5:05 07. Empty Lungs 3:56 08. Veteran Thieves 2:08 09. Electric Winds 4:58 10. King 4:44 Playing Time: 41:25
Band: Billy Bottom - Vocals Matt Qualls - Guitar Patrick Leatherwood - Drummer Derren Saucier - Guitar Sebastian Rios - Bass
unlight at Secondhand gets off to a fast start as it floors it right out of the gates with "Heart of the Wound." After a voice asks "Are we rolling?" you are punched in the fast by a blast of drums, guitars, and screamed vocals. It then slows down into a sludgier track that is highlighted by the drums with strong backup from the guitars as the pace goes through a number of movements as the song builds.
The further I got into the album, the more apparent it becomes of how important the drums are to their sound. This is an album that has an ebb and flow all its own that carries through the individual songs and the album in its entirety. Each song is carefully structured and placed to work equally well as a stand-alone piece or within the bigger context of the album. The element that keeps the train on the tracks are the drums, controlling the flow, signaling the changes, and never becoming boring or repetitive. Much credit to Patrick Leatherwood who does some marvelous work behind the kit. All you need do is check out any one or two songs to recognize his importance to the overall sound.
Billy Bottom delivers the vast majority of the vocals in a deep, throaty growl but varies it enough to keep it interesting. A common complaint I have about the screamer typer singers is the monotony and the lack of any distinguishing characteristics. Now, Billy is not nearly the best I have heard, but he does a good job on the lyrical delivery to keep it flowing and never allowing boredom to set in.
Meanwhile, Matt Qualls and Derren Saucier deliver a lot of flavor and texture on the guitar side. From a few solos to the heavy, deep, and sludgy riffs to a sound that is a bit more thrashy they deliver a lot more than headbanging riffs. There is a highly atmospheric quality to a lot of their work, which is given some backbone by bassist Sebastian Rios.
This is an album that features a lot of strong songwriting throughout, making picking out highlights a bit of a difficult task, but let’s try anyway. I love the various movements of "Samsara" that are highlighted by strong riffs. "Bay of Pigs" is just downright brutal in its heaviness and features a strong influence of the south in its flow. There is an excellent progressive doom sounding instrumental track called "Collective Unconcious" that is just fantastic to listen to. "Claw Your Way Out" features some great atmospheric playing while "Empty Lungs" ratchets up the thrash factor. Basically the entire middle is strong, not to downplay the start or the finish, but there is a definite buildup, peak, and decline giving the album a nice sense of completeness.