Thursday, April 4, 2013

Long Night - 3 song demo 2013

Long Night is a hardcore band from Northern New Jersey that plays a style that reminds very much of early to mid 90's metallic hardcore bands like Downcast, Chokehold and Culture. 

I really love the shouted vocals that go back and forth from speaking to a more intense yell.  The instrumentation is text book hardcore, but put into a package that works in all the right ways.  I have a soft spot in my heart for this.

While this isn't at the level of some of the other bands that are doing this style like XRepentanceX, it's still pretty damn close. The dramatic breakdown two minutes into "I'm So Tired It's Not Fair" or the slowed down intensity at the 1:20 point of "Troubled Times" are impressive and show some real promise that once this band gets it's bearings they will be a force to be reckon with. 

Check it out here.