Can't Get Us All

Absolute primal filth.

That’s the best way to describe this raggedy, raucous filthgrinder from Poland who put energy, attitude and sheer swagger above any technical musings or to following what’s hot into this, their debut record. Damn, this is so vigorously filthy (that word again) that I can just envisage the smallest basement in a desolate, lost area of Poland, crammed to the hilt with sweaty devotees, itching to invade the stage in order to dive off it and to wrench the mic from vocalist’s Pat’s claws.

Now what constituents would be responsible for making manifest such a racket? Answer. A virile mix of prime death n roll, hardcore and punk rock all equally infused into their brew. Thus, undoubtedly Can’t Get Us All, will appeal to people as much into the dirty end of Entombed as those into crustier outfits such as Tragedy and Cursed. Right from ‘Get Us All,’ this is affirmed and the above amalgamation is apparent with screeching yet equally grooving riffs and barking but also decipherable vox that echo those greats from Sweden, the US and Canada.

Early standout is ‘Into the night,’ which is driven by one of the many, many grooving riffs present but also a composition that brings their hardcore influences right to the forefront through the presence of pounding double bass and a spiralling, even dramatic but more so apocalyptic riff.

From here the palette continues to broaden showing the full breath of their influences some of the best being when they slow down the pace as on the brooding ‘Falling Down.’ For the majority it is driven by a smoky body of sound but it does pick up towards the close of the track and brings the piece fittingly to its climax. Awaiting at the tail end of Can’t Get Us All, is the labyrinthine ‘iContact,’ a hulking eight minute beast that twists and burns with guitarist Marcin peeling out some of his best work be it raging or meditative but whatever the contrast chosen the elements seamlessly blend to bring the record to a hypnotic close.

I have to say that Daymares surprised me with their debut and had me coming back and back to get another hit of their soupy mass. What’s more impressive is the timeframe it took to construct Can’t Get Us All, (less than a year after forming), clearly the band are bursting with ideas and have plenty more avenues to explore and expand upon. I have no doubt that on record number 2, Daymares will be an even filthier proposition.

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Written by Benjamin DeBlasi
November 25th, 2007


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