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Daughters "Hell Songs"

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The tale of Daughters is not over yet. The mythology that surrounds the band is again being expanded as they careen towards some unknown future. But their
refusal to stay buried reminds us of the first real trauma the band inflicted on
the musical landscape: the 2006 release of Hell Songs.

While they utterly baffled listeners with Canada Songs, the spastic, blunt
screamo the Rhode Islanders blasted through on that breakneck debut turned
out to only be a warning of how subversive, innovative, and unrepentant they
could be. The opening of Hell Songs immediately became an iconic moment:
Frontman Alexis Marshall crooning, “I’ve been called a sinner,” like a fire and
brimstone preacher with a flask of rotgut hidden in his Bible. And over the
course of roughly 23 minutes, Marshall’s vocals squirm, howl and rant over a
storm of songs that eschew a traditional sense of pretty much everything.

At times aurally nauseating, the guitars are piercing, anti-riffs that skitter and
squeal around each other in demented patterns. And pulling them together is
some of the most inventive drumming in extreme music -- deconstructed,
shambolic rhythms played with a virtuosic precision. It would be almost
impenetrable if the songs weren’t so bizarrely anthemic and obscenely
addictive.

We have to wait and see what’s next for Daughters but right now, fuck the
future. Hell Songs is a landmark album, dynamic and unyielding, and still
stands today as a revolution.

Track Listing: 
01. Daughters Spelled Wrong 
02. Fiery
03. Recorded in a Pyramid
04. X-Ray 
05. Feisty Snakewoman 
06. Providence by Gaslight 
07. Hyperventilationsystem 
08. Crotch Buffet
09. Cheers, Pricks
10. The Fuck Whisperer
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