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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Seven Daily Sins - Say Yes to Discomfort

Seven Daily Sins - Say Yes to Discomfort

Seven Daily Sins is a newish technical death metal band who have released their debut album Say Yes to Discomfort from the backwoods of Europe in Belarus. The way that I see it, there are two common types for technical death metal in the 21st century. You have the bands who try to be super fast and extremely extreme all the time such as Fleshgod Apocalypse and Obscura and you have the other who try to make their music as technical and complex as possible such as Brain Drill. Both of these seem to cover the 99% of bands who are in the technical death metal or even technical deathcore scene. But, there is that 1% of bands who say “no, I do what I want!” and don’t follow either of those two paths. Seven Daily Sins is in that 1%, they take technical death metal and give listeners a completely different outlook on the genre of technical death and what other elements can be mixed in with it to make it sound more unique.

First of all, if you don’t have an open mind, there is a 99.999% chance that you will not enjoy Say Yes to Discomfort, because these guys are very unique and innovative with their styles. I wouldn’t go as far as calling them “avant-garde” though. They aren’t weird enough to claim that title but if I were to summarise their sound in a single phrase, I’d say that they are somewhere in the middle of a technical death/hardcore/progressive/jazz Venn Diagram. They combine a lot of different styles in their music without making you say “wtf” every three seconds in the song. They really capture the audience with their guitar work in this album. The rapidly alternate from extremely abrasive/technical guitar work, to soothing jazz. The transitions are quite nice as well, they aren’t too rough to affect the flow of the music, but they aren’t too smooth to not fit the technical death metal criteria.
I really think that Seven Daily Sins is another great example of how young bands who choose to break off from their trendy roots and move their music into the modern era. There is just something about the vibe given of in the music that makes the music sound contemporary. One trait that I have noticed with bands who sound ultra modern or futuristic is that they aren’t one dimensional, which means that they don’t just choose a sound they are trying to achieve and stick with it the whole way and like I’ve mentioned earlier they have taken quite a few elements and mashed them into one sound. There are times where you get; the intense chugging from deathcore, the technicality and complexity of technical death, the atmosphere of jazz rock and the smoothness of progressive death metal. The best thing about this is that all of it is presented to you on a silver platter also known as Say Yes to Discomfort.

Overall, this is a plus 1 for Seven Daily Sins. I think that they have successfully displayed how well they can put songs together and how they execute them. This album is one hell of an adventure to listen to, there are a number of things that Seven Daily Sins have put into each song to make sure it is never boring. There are awesome guitar solos, super intense deathcore style breakdowns, technicality that might kill you and a little bit of a psychedelic atmosphere thrown in there. I recommend this Say Yes to Discomfort to those who have a very open mind and who like jazzy/technical/deathcore style of music. Pretty much all of the tracks here have a similar style to them as they all contain traces of the elements that I mentioned before. I think that Seven Daily Sins are one of those bands that need to have someone keeping an eye on them in future, because they might have something exciting in the future. I give Seven Daily Sins’s Say Yes to Discomfort a 15/20.

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