100 Unheralded Albums from 2010

Daughters: s/t (Hydra Head, 3/9/10)

Daughters: “The Hit”
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Daughters is a strangely grooving maelstrom, with dizzying fret work and guitar leads that sound like tornado sirens.  Underneath the madness is a behemoth low end and series of gnarly rock riffs, not unlike Lightning Bolt at times. On top of that are spoken vocals in the vein of The Jesus Lizard, Cougars, etc.

With just its third “full-length” album since 2003 (and first over 25 minutes), Daughters has lengthened its songs a bit, pressing into three- and four-minute territory to expand and better realize its style. Powerful, progressive, and full of grooves, Daughters is the band’s best release to date — even if it’s the band’s final work.

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