A horrible hack

Raein - Daitro

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Year Released: 2005
Format: 10"
Label: ape must not kill ape - PurePainSugar
 
Reviewed by Joe Caithness on Jun 13, 2007
I recently was very lucky to be able to do a short tour coinciding with the Raein / Louise Cypher tour with my band. At the end of the tour I bought one copy of each record the bands had with them, so far each record has impressed me immensely. So this is next up on the list to review. Out on Ape Must not Kill Ape, probably in contention for best current label leaning towards to the Emo side of things, and this 10" is just more proof of this.

Both these bands play amazingly melodic screamo hardcore. Raein's side has some of the coolest production and mastering I have heard for this style of music, it's got this incredibly warm reverb which warms up your ears as it goes in, and the twiddling jangle of the guitars just make this an extremely pleasant experience. If you didn't already know Raein is the darker sister band of probably the most popular band of this sub genre right now, La Quiete, sharing drummer and all round cheeky chappy Michele. Though the drumming isn't quite as frantic and Raein sit a bit more comfortably with a nice build up as opposed to La Quiete's constant explosion, its a ying and yang situaton and it works a treat! Half a 10"s length is a great amount of time to listen to this kind of stuff, just enough to leave you wanting more.

Daïtro pick you up on the same tone, and keep the ball rolling in their own special way. Switching it up into a slightly harsher tempo, starting off with octaves and dischords flying at you from all directions, slowly working in the melody under a brick wall of noise, then POW the tune hits in, not quite as rhythmic as the other side, but hell my head is nodding like one of those little dogs in the back of peoples cars driving on rough terrain!

Awesome and creative use of melody and enough rock to make me wanna drum on my leg like a mad man.

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