A Daydream Disaster

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Not quite Fordirelifesake's second album, A Daydream Disaster is a compilation of 12 previously released tracks from singles, split EPs, and compilations. However, since this kind of metalcore is best appreciated in small doses anyway, the idea of album structure and flow doesn't really come into play anyway. While there is a bit of filler here, such as the descriptively titled minute-long "Acoustic Instrumental," the best tracks on A Daydream Disaster surpass most of Fordirelifesake's previous full-length. In particular, "The Perfect Way to Cut Myself" is basically a textbook example of screamo, and the nearly nine-minute epic "She Loves Me Not," with its spoken word interludes and side trips into Sonic Youth-style dissonance, is proof that metalcore is able to have its too-tight stylistic parameters pried open at times. More than a stopgap before the next "real" Fordirelifesake album, A Daydream Disaster is a key part of the band's musical development in one easy package.

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