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From A Second Story Window - Delenda Review

by Mike Rapin

Do you feel as if your life needs more deathcore? Have you been missing a certain something in your life that can only be filled by music? How about a taste of From A Second Story Window? Their new album Delenda revamps all that was their previous sound and replaces it with something any metal fan can love and listen to completely, many times over.

Honestly, I don't think I have heard a better deathcore CD in my life. Delenda takes in all that is metal about metalcore and adds in screams that only belong in the deepest and darkest of death metal. Throughout the entire album, I was struck with awe at how amazing every sound, beat and lyric fit perfectly together.

I know this may sound cheezy/lame, but this album leans a bit more to the death side of metal than the metalcore side. It seems that in nearly every song I felt like I was saying "F**k yes, this is awesome." and even after listening to the CD around 20 times, I still feel the same way every time for each of the heavier songs.

Then, in the middle of things, the CD takes a turn for the Thursday of things. Yes, Thursday, the band. The interlude in the middle of the CD adds another element to the mix of Delenda showing that FASSW can actually differ in sound. On top of that, the piano-love-song that is "Ghosts Of Japan" squares off your chin adding to the "soft" side of the album, and I have to admit, this song is one of my favorites of the album. I mean, how sweet are double bass pedals behind some kick ass piano lines?

The last track on this CD is one of the better "epic" 8 minute songs I have ever heard. The mix of singing and screaming along side of harmonic and deep metal riffs leave you knowing that the 42 minute CD was great.

This album as a whole is nothing short of astonishing. To hear from this band after almost 2 years and sounding this great makes me smile knowing that metal has a good future lined up ahead of it, especially if albums like Delenda and bands like From A Second Story Window are still around.

Track Listing:
1. Acknowledgement
2. Soft Green Fields
3. A Piece Of History Written In English
4. Dark Waters Of Thought
5. Oracles And Doorsteps
6. For Those Lost
7. The Crusher
8. Ghosts Over Japan
9. These Lights Above Us
10. Mourning For Morning

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From A Second Story Window - Delenda

Label:Metal Blade

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Posted by Anuj:
Their earlier CD "Not A Single Word Has Been Omitted" contained the slightest of a black metal influence, at least in the vocals. I have friends who were really big on this band but have decried the change in direction on this CD.


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