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Daylight Dies
Lost to the Living

Company: Candlelight Records
Release: 2008
Reviewer: Sinnercorp
Genre: Doom

  • If you're looking for a little doom in your life...



  • With the return of Daylight Dies, Progressive Metal/Gloom has arrived with their new effort. "Lost to the Living." Picking up where the band left off with their 2006 release Dismantling Devotion, Daylight Dies continues to progress and surpass their own doom filled metal accomplishments.

    The production is on this is crisp lush, melancholically honed to perfection through a combination of soothing and aggressive textures. There is an intoxicating alchemy of clean and distorted electric and acoustic guitars that mesh very well. This makes for perfect listening for late nights and stormy days. There are two singers in this band Nathan Ellis and Egan O'Rourke which favor the stereotypical "Cookie Monster" growl that death metal is famous (or infamous) for. It also contains some clean vocals as well, but most of the time, the "Cookie Monster" prevails and enjoys the spotlight.

    If you are looking for happy, feel-good escapism you certainly won't find it. If you're looking for a little doom in your life that's not completely suffocating and has a melancholic edge to it, check out Daylight Dies' Lost to the Living. You will not find material that is groundbreaking; anyone who has spent a lot of time listening to Katatonia, My Dying Bride, or Paradise Lost has heard plenty of plenty of CDs along the lines of what these North Carolina residents offer on Lost to the Living. Daylight Dies continue to be one of the American bands this is truly a step in the direction of mastering their genre and leaving everyone else in the dust.



    Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
    5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
    4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
    3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
    3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
    2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
    1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
    0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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    ALL FULL REVIEWS FOR: DAYLIGHT DIES
    CD
    TITLE BAND
    DOR
    REVIEWER DATE
    Dismantling DevotionDaylight Dies
    2006
    David Loveless2/29/2008
    Dismantling DevotionDaylight Dies
    2006
    Eric Compton5/16/2006
    Lost to the LivingDaylight Dies
    2008
    Sinnercorp9/8/2008


    ALL SUMMARY REVIEWS FOR: DAYLIGHT DIES
    TITLE BAND
    DOR
    REVIEWER DATE
    A Frail BecomingDaylight Dies
    2012
    Greg Watson9/12/2012


    ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: DAYLIGHT DIES
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