For a new band to make themselves known, it takes them making a statement. Thirty Nights of Violence are a newer hardcore band that have a miniscule following, but they’re looking to change that with their new EP You’ll See Me Up There. In the vast sea of the genre, it takes a lot to not come off as stale, so let’s see if these newcomers are able to stand out:
Coming out the gates swinging, “Lost in your Light” brings me back to the days of The Chariot, not resting for a second in a track’s runtime. This piece has it all: blast beats, triplet breakdowns, panic riffs, two different layers of unclean vocals, the list goes on and shows Thirty Nights of Violence aren’t a one-trick pony.
“In Vein” explores even more of the hardcore gamut, with a melodic riff/guitar solo in the opening proceedings, some cleans in the chorus, all interspersed with varied heaviness in its verses spouting damaged lyrics like “My love competing with your lust.” This transitions into the title track, which serves as a very brief electronic interlude.
The interlude leads to the short “Salt,” upping the intensity with an erratic tempo change in this song that packs a lot into its sub-minute runtime. The diversity of the vocalists is on display, as the interesting riffs, spoken word bridge, and long-winded outro maintain the uniqueness of Thirty Nights of Violence.
We wrap up with the single “Marbled Regression,” another one on the more melodic side. The second verse’s uncleans are the best on the record, and the finishing breakdown concludes the EP in fashion.
The sophomore effort from Thirty Nights of Violence is quite impressive. You’ll hear bits and pieces of other bands in this release, but the conglomeration of these influences make for a strong listen regardless. You’ll See Me Up There makes for a solid addition to your hardcore playlist.
A press copy of You’ll See Me Up There was provided by ngagency.