Genres: Punk / Hardcore / Emo-violence / Post-Metal / Emo / Screamo / Hardcore / Thrash / Skramz
Related artists: There are some but I don't know the names yet...
Years Active: 2006-Present
Album: "Circuits split"
Label(s): Third Arms Records / Utarid Tapes / Tenzenmen / Genjing Records / Revulsion Records / Cactus Records / Yehonala Tapes / Epidemic Records / Bullwhip Records / De Graanrepubliek / Shove Records
This post's artist is from the April 2015 Mix. This is track #9.
You can download: the June Mix#6 right here or get the new July 2015 Mix#7 here.
For fans of: Seyarse, Craneo, Anger Is Beautiful, Swan Of Tuonela, Ruptures, Jeanne, Yusuke, Loma Prieta, Means To An End, Tetola93, Danse Macabre, Descrubriendo A Mr. Mime, A Company Of Heroes, Converge, Orchid, Takaru, Kodan Armada, Dispensing Of False Halos, A Light In The Attic, Towers and Virginia On Duty aka PROPER SCREAMO.
DAIGHILA is a band from Malaysia that I was told to check out just over a year ago and I finally did it. I seriously slept on these fine fellas who have put out a vast amount of releases since 2006, with most coming in 2009 and 2012. The band plays metallic, screamy hardcore punk with similarities to fellow natives Virginia On Duty as well as Seyarse, Craneo, Yusuke and Dispensing Of False Halos. The maxed out screaming, indecipherable banshee calls but hot damn it just fits so well and definitely nods to emoviolence more than any other genre. The instrumentals mix punk, hardcore, metal, thrash and screamo in a goddamn blender before regurgitating it all back up in the slurry that is DAIGHILA, and it's amazing.
The first few releases in 2006 and 2007 are pretty similar sounding to later material in that they're all pretty goddamn good. From the 'Demo' tracks like "I Am The Witness Of The Wreckoning Of Your Empire" scream Tetola93 and Dispensing Of False Halos, especially with those metal-driven guitar romps and blazing Converge speed mixed with Fall Of Troy riffing. From 'Miscellaneous' the song "Sulking Hands" is the standout, bearing some exceptional vocal delivery and spacey post-hardcore jaunt that starts 50 seconds in and the explosive finale. "Inculpable" resides on the 'Henceforth' EP released in 2009 and really brings European screamo like Louise Cyphre to mind.
From the 'Circuits split' tape, "Hunt" begins and I think I'm listening to the softer parts of Kodan Armada, only to have it eventually shift to emoviolence that definitely brings Virginia On Duty to mind. At 3:49 the songs has an Old Man Gloom part straight outta 'Meditations in B' that leads to a nice little riffbomb at the end. From the 'Fanzui Xiangfa split' 7" both "Opportunist's Agenda" and "Inquisition" are killer tracks that balance a lot more melody that most of the band's material. "Contentment" can be found on the 'This Is Atlantis split' 7" as well as the 'Transitions' cd and is a phenomenal song with one of the most driving forces the band has mustered to date and would probably please fans of Loma Prieta and Swan Of Tuonela. 'Transistions' pretty much contains everything they recorded from 2009 to 2012 except for the 'Miscellaneous' cdr, 'Grinding Halt split' 7" and 'Pazahora split' tape although bandcamp reads that the 'Transitions' cd is 14 tracks and includes those two splits, but I only have 9. Weird.
Lastly, the band also told me that they will be releasing a new record in the near future that they will most likely be releasing by themselves (as I was trying to help out with the North America side via Zegema Beach Records). This band is that good. Don't sleep on them like I did. Huge mistake.
2006 - Demo cassetteEP (stream/donate/download here)
2007 - Noisy Sin Of The Insect split cassetteEP (stream/donate/download here)
2009 - Miscellaneous cdrEP/LP? (I've seen it listed as 4 and 10 tracks so I'm confused) (stream/donate/download here)
2009 - Henceforth EP (stream/buy here)
2009 - Happy Little Creatures compilation cdLP (stream/donate/download here)
2010 - Fanzui Xiangfa split 7"EP (stream/buy here)
2010 - Sarjan Hassan split cassetteEP (stream/buy here)
2011 - Circuits split cassetteEP (stream/buy here)
2012 - Transitions cdLP (stream/buy here)
2012 - Grinding Halt split 7"EP (stream/buy here)
2012 - Pazahora split cassetteEP (stream/buy here)
2012 - This Is Atlantis split 7"EP (stream/buy here)
2015 - Japan Tour Limited Compilation cd compilation (contributed "You Amount to Nothing") (stream/buy here)
(2012) DAIGHILA - Full live set
(2012) DAIGHILA - "Contentment" (from 'This Is Atlantis' split)
(2011) DAIGHILA - "Hunt" (from 'Circuits' split)
(2009) DAIGHILA - "Inculpable" (from 'Henceforth')
(2009) DAIGHILA - "Inquisition" (from 'Fan Zui Xiang Fa' split)
(2009) DAIGHILA - "Sulking Hands" (from 'Miscellaneous')
(2009) DAIGHILA - "...Of Evil and Hate" (from 'Happy Little Creatures' comp)
(2007) DAIGHILA - "Above Grey Clouds" (from 'Noisy Sin Of The Insect' split)
(2006) DAIGHILA - "I Am The Witness Of The Wreckoning Of Your Empire" (from 'Demo')
DAIGHILA additional links