Daughters - Hell Songs
Hell Songs
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Gyro64
90
What the fuck this grew on me so much
Plats
90
This is more like it! “Hell Songs” showcases Daughters’ huge amount of creativity, insane performances, dizzying guitar riffs, intense production and great songwriting all bunched together into one 23-minute mathcore album!

Fav Tracks: Fiery, Recorded In a Pyramid, The Fuck Whisperer, Hyperventilationsystem, Providence By Gaslight, Daughters Spelled Wrong, Feisty Snakewoman

Least Fav Track: X-Ray

Score:
9
Outstanding
eliiiiiiii
75
The first Daughters record that actually sounds like Daughters. Basically a massive improvement in every sense from their debut, and while their sound is not 100% refined yet, we can agree that this the band actually conceiving a direction to their artistic career, this record actually sounds way more consistent and well put together, it already presents some those harsh and screamy guitar riffs that will end forming part of their characteristic sound of the material that the band would be pull ... read more
Inglume
80
Definitely a solid improvement over their debut. The overall sound of the album is relatively more focused and crushing. Hell Songs may not be the most cohesive or attention-grabbing album for outsiders, but it certainly is a great treat for fans and a stepping-stone for the noise rock and hardcore sound they'll perfect with their next two records.
PipePanic
88
While Canada Songs was an assault the the senses, this record refines, underlines and increases the intensity and musicianship to create a truly unique and fun experience, with more memorable and interesting songs being made in the process. Its a great mathcore album that's just waiting to be explored.

Favorite Jams: Recorded Inside a Pyramid, The Fuck Whisperer, Hyperventilationsystem

Lest favorite: X-ray
Doofy
67
The testing ground for later successes - necessary, but they left the place in quite a mess.
AmericaanSpirit
89
One of the most insane records I've ever listened to, yet so addictive and creative at the same time. Truly a mastering of the balance between insanity and brilliance.

BEST TRACKS: Fiery, Feisty Snake-Woman, Boner X-Ray, Hyperventilationsystem, Providence by Gaslight, Daughters Spelled Wrong
El_Bark
90
this hit me so fucking heavy, this is an absolute fuckfest of noise that sounds absolutely outstanding.
KiteMan
75
This is a pretty good middle-ground between the instrumentation on Canada Songs and actually singing like on You Won’t Get What You Want. A lot of it does sound kinda the same, but not that similar that you can’t tell songs apart easily. The guitar work, while quite similar to their previous effort, is quite a bit better, and while it does practically assault you, it sounds great. The really gruesome stories told on tracks such as The Fuck Whisperer, and especially on Cheers Pricks, ... read more
RyannAlpaca
70
This is one of the few albums that actually made me feel unconfortable, especially with the themes and "images" of the songs, some of them being REALLY graphic and disturbing. That said, oh boy, I don't known If I can be really mad at them, because this was EXACTLY their idea with this record, so, if you think about... This is not a bad record if they accomplished what they wanted to, right? To be fair I have no idea, the songs about sexual assault really made me feel sick, but at the ... read more
AnalVape
81
Hell Songs displays Daughters further experimenting with their dynamic, seeking new territory, occasionally tripping on their own shoelaces, and not entirely sure of where they're going, but it definitely brings us to new soul-violating areas of math/grindcore that bear sights worth beholding.

Mathcore at its most dizzying, Hell Songs is full of chaotic, loose, noodling guitars that feel like plunging face first into a patch of cacti. If you are not ready for the most inaccessible and palette ... read more
JustSomeGuy
75
Daughters improved on pretty much everything wrong with their debut album and made this intense and fun ride.
The first improvement is that they made the album longer... by doubling the time. Usually, I would complain that it's not at least 30 minutes, but I think that 23 minutes is good enough for this album in particular, just because I did feel like the longest song (Cheers Pricks being 6 minutes) did drag on for a bit, and that if they had made more songs be that long it might hurt the ... read more
Aotyman58
87
A huge improvement from their debut, Canada Songs (which I still loved). While Daughters haven't found their sound yet on Hell Songs, still a great record.

FAVORITE TRACKS: Fiery, Hyperventilationsystem & Cheers, Pricks

LEAST FAVORITE: X-Ray (still great)
tazzyzzat
50
Favorite: 'Cheers, Pricks'

Well. It's definitely more refined and easy to listen to in comparison with Hell Songs. They're both still giant messes imho.
I honestly don't care enough about this or Hell Songs to write more than that. Sorry.

They're one of the few bands that gets WAYYYYYYYYYYY better over time.
GarethA
60
Enormous improvement over their debut but still not exactly something that I'd call great. The vocals are improved from Canada Songs (given they actually sound like vocals and not like mindless, unintelligible, disgusting noises), and the instrumentals sound far more layered and interesting. The songs are actually distinct this time, and the lyrics can be vaguely heard (even though the subjects of the songs can get kind of disturbing at times). Unfortunately the vocals are still quite grating, ... read more
rosevean
82
#1 Daughters Spelled Wrong, #3 Recorded Inside a Pyramid, #7 Hyperventilationsystem
potlah
95
Loud, raw and unforgiving.

Hell Songs draws a perfect line between modern Daughters with their cleaner production with wider soundscapes and grander ideas whilst maintaining the simplistic, raw band noisiness of their earlier work to strike a perfect balance between concise song-writing and energetic noise rock.

Despite being at a short 23 minutes, the album never lets go of its ferocity or energy for even a second with an almost unyielding amount of pent up frustration that constantly bangs ... read more
lucacdornelles
47
SONGS RANKED:
10. X-Ray
9. The Fuck Whisperer
8. Cheers Pricks
7. Providence by Gaslight
6. Crotch Buffet
5. Fiery
4. Daughters Spelled Wrong
3. Feisty Snake Woman
2. Recorded Inside a Pyramid
1. Hyperventilation System
82
If it weren't for Cheers, Pricks being overlong and a lot of the songs kind of bleeding into each other, this would be perfect. Still a great record anyway

Favorites: Recorded Inside A Pyramid, Hyperventilationsystem, The Fuck Whisperer, Fiery
84
A major improvement on the previous effort
21stcenturyschi
78
A big improvement over Canada Songs. While Hell Songs is still a mathcore record, it is a longer 23 minutes long, without the awful screaming. I don't think a lot of the random riffage is as exciting as it was on Canada Songs, but the instrumentals here are much more layered, and there are some cool new aspects like the string sections. It may not be as intense as Canada Songs, or as grand as Daughters' newer material, but it is still a solid addition to their discography.

Favorite tracks: ... read more
Falk1303
82
This was intense
GABRIELinHELL
80
Very good
Muju123
43
I can see myself loving it in the future but for now....
NO
petreemc
60
Now this is an improvement.

Guitar tones are still cool, no more nasty screaming vocals.

Way longer too.

It’s decent.

6/10
CLJesse
80
Huge improvement from Canada Songs
jasir7
70
Best songs: Fiery, Recorded Inside a Pyramid, X-Ray, Hyperventilation System

Worst song: Crotch Buffet
50
Very uninteresting to me. Barely passes but still does
Cybot2966
79
"Hell Songs" shows Daughters departing even further from conventional grindcore, morphing into a blistering whirlwind of madness. The vocals change from high pitch screaming to sounding something akin to a cowboy Elvis suffering from psychosis. The searing guitars are still present as well as the growling bass and spastic drumming, but the increased amount of experimentation lead to even more eccentric instrumentation, creating some of the most hare-brained and frantic sonic spaces ... read more
EntryIncomplete
75
While it's not perfect, Hell Songs show's Daughters really finding their own sound, instead of what seemed like a desperate attemt at mimicing The Locust with their last LP. Their screeching and disorienting guitarwork, and booming drums are still present in tenfold, but this lp is heavier, more sinister and well, more hellish.
Hell Songs is just as wild as Canada Songs, but it's more of a slow burn than a punch in the gut this time.
mcgripsYUH
90
LOVE: DAUGHTERS SPELLED WRONG, FIERY, RECORDED IN A PYRAMID, FEISTY SNAKEWOMAN, PROVIDENCE BY GASLIGHT, HYPERVENTILATIONSYSTEM, CROTCH BUFFET, CHEERS, PRICKS, THE FUCK WHISPERER
LIKE: X-RAY
DISLIKE:
ABSOLUTE WORST: NONE OF THEM
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