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Daylight by Knievel Genius

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Reviewed on 31st July 2009.



By Knievel Genius

'Daylight,' the debut single from London's Knievel Genius is sleazy alt-rock with bristling, screamo vocals.

Every riff is drenched in crackle and distortion, and sound almost as raw as frontman Pat's vocals. The rough-and-ready, reverberating riffs give 'Daylight' a unique sound that Knievel Genius play up to, alternating between a long, slow snarl and shrapnel guitar pulses. Everything about 'Daylight' is aggressively unpolished.

The chorus administers a shot of accessibility to 'Daylight's otherwise spiky melodies, as Pat contributes some dramatically arcing vocals, supported by poppier secondary vocals. The interplay between the main and backing vocals at the beginning of the chorus, is a stroke of brilliance that'll get 'Daylight' lodged firmly in your head.

This debut single is splintery-edged screamo, with lashings of scuzzy riffs and a chorus you just might be moved to sing along with.



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