Thirty Nights puts Nashville on the Metal map.
When Thirty Nights of Violence first came across my desk, I wasn't looking for a Metalcore release to cover, I wanted something different for a change, in fact I was in the mood for some Alt, even Prog Rock or Metal. But the way Thirty Nights sprang forth from the opening seconds alone on their second EP You'll See Me Up There, projected them up my to-do list.
What set Thirty Nights of Violence apart from the Core bands that are currently on my radar is their sound; it's more 90's Metalcore than what others play and for me, that was refreshing.
The first thing I noticed on You'll See Me Up There is the aggression, it's not a cliched raw sound like with some Metalcore groups, but rather something a little more refined that goes hand in hand with the lyrical content of the EP, which includes drug abuse, sexual identity, anxiety and the stages of the grieving process.
While You'll See Me Up There is only five tracks with a brief instrumental interlude long, it still packs quite the punch, with its brutal lyrical force that is spread across four of the five members of the band, and the powerful music that accompanies it.
I struggled to single out a song as a favourite, but I have to mention 'Salt', it may only be a minute long, but that is one little tune that could. It is jam packed with some serious kick arse noise, I can actually imagine the Wall of Death when this finally gets played live.
This five piece hails from Nashville, an area more know for its Country roots, but Thirty Nights of Violence have led the Underground Metal scene from the front, pushing it further into the spotlight. And something tells me this band won't be moving on anytime soon.