Sun Devoured Earth - Day After Day, Year After Year, When Will It End [EP]
21 September 2011

01. Leaving Everything Behind
02. Grow Up
03. Stupid Waste Of Time
04. Take Me Home
05. Pessimistic Fuck
06. Fate
07. So Boring
08. Seassparks

Sun Devoured Earth is a small apocalypse to me this year, the more I dwell inside those sound corridors, the more I understand. Of course no-one can even get close to how the artist feels or what he has to say. What you can achieve as a listener is to resemble the vibes of an album and translate it through your mind and experience under the complex chemical reaction named emotion. That's called personality, both the artist and the listener have their own and they meet somewhere in the middle.

As I've already said in thoughts concerning some other releases of Sun Devoured Earth, Vadim Vasilyev has been very creative during 2011 and I checked every now and then whether he released something new and he never failed to present something. Over-creativity has its faults as well, by releasing too many albums/EPs within one year the chances to lose yourself in uninspired fields become stronger and Every New Dead Ghost may have gotten lost in the corner. Thankfully enough, such problems haven't occurred in this case and I'm grateful. Day After Day, Year After Year, When Will It End is a new EP that was released just a while ago and this time there's no place for metal music neither in the foreground nor in the background.

The overall attempt's cause is to give space to breathe to the 80s dark-wave and post-punk scene while being embraced by dream-pop/shoegaze at the same time. There's definitely an immense melancholic aura, but it's being compensated by the dreamy and nostalgic undertones. Even when you dive deeper, there's always something to get your head to the surface so as to keep on breathing; you're still underwater, at least you can breathe, it's something, isn't it? The guitar chords and the acoustic passages adorn the album in various ways; either tranquil and floating or more intense in terms of emotional splendor they never fail to make their sound apparent. The pounding bass lines not only lend groove to the compositions, they are also a living entity within the songs whenever they come to the foreground on purpose to play their part. As for the vocals they're clean and entrancing, imposing in their own way through vast seas of tranquility, they escalate the atmosphere in secrecy. Part of the ambiance is the production too, every single instrument and the vocals as well have an echo of their own, from the chords to the drumming and from the bass to the interpreting. Every music meter elevates itself a bit higher through the echo effect and blends with the next one while it is fading; a sense of hallucination is being accomplished.

If you like the Disintegration-Wish Cure era, Joy Division, Interpol of Turn Off The Bright Lights, The Sound in terms of echoing guitars, The Chameleons in their most internal moments ("Less Than Human" for example), etc, then I don't see any reason why you shouldn't lose yourself in this attic of bereft dreams.

Performance: 9
Songwriting: 8
Originality: 7
Production: 9

Band profile: Sun Devoured Earth
Album: Day After Day, Year After Year, When Will It End


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ravendeath - 09.10.2011 at 22:59  
This review is brilliant and I already like this album without hearing it.... No, seriously, I must check out this album.
Milena - 10.10.2011 at 11:19  
This band sounds like something that might suite me
Merchant of Doom - 10.10.2011 at 12:14  
You forgot to mention Slowdive... Honestly, yes, it''s dreamy and soft and fluffy, but boring as f***...
Mr. Doctor - 10.10.2011 at 16:14  
This guy is in full album-diarrea it seems. A lot of stuff this year. The good news are that it seems to be good stuff so I'm not whining about it
Should check it out asap.
DerRozzengarten - 10.10.2011 at 19:44  
@Moral: it's not metal, but despite the heavy references to some bands mentioned in the review SDE always leaves me something quite personal in terms of atmosphere.

@Merchant: We don't agree so often but when it happens it feels like heaven

@Mr. Doc: i personally enjoy most of his works, whether they're more to the point like his latest releases or you have to let them grow on you because they hold a background vibe that overruns you overtime
Milena - 17.10.2011 at 23:03  
It's quite interesting, I like it a lot, though it's not something I do or would listen to every day. I searched around the dude's myspace and bandcamp and shit... he's going to a mental institution this year I think. Seems like he has some real problems.
Ragana - 18.10.2011 at 02:10  
Creative people have an eventful life.
Troy Killjoy - 18.10.2011 at 02:41  
Written by Ragana on 18.10.2011 at 02:10
Creative people have an eventful life.

That isn't always the case. Just look at all the recluses of the literary world.
Ragana - 18.10.2011 at 03:05  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 18.10.2011 at 02:41

Written by Ragana on 18.10.2011 at 02:10
Creative people have an eventful life.

That isn't always the case. Just look at all the recluses of the literary world.

Troy Killjoy - 18.10.2011 at 03:07  
Written by Ragana on 18.10.2011 at 03:05

Okay okay creative people lead eventful lives...
Slinky666 - 24.11.2011 at 06:10  
This album is a rare gem. I really like it. It is not easy to make good music and these guys did it.

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