Longshot
Realignment


3.0
good

Review

by Nu Metal USER (28 Reviews)
December 31st, 2010 | 9 replies | 4,266 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: If you like hardcore and are looking for new bands, here's your fix.

Lately, I have been saying to myself that its been hard to find a good new up and coming straight up hardcore band from my native Massachusetts, but my prayers were answered with this young band from Southern Massachusetts called Longshot when I was handed information to download their second EP Realignment for free. That being said, I downloaded and uncovered what is a pretty solid release for such a young band.

The first track The Rise is your typical hardcore intro track. But you get a taste of what is in store for you. You’ll realize the band is quite heavy and sticks to a melodic feel in their craft. It also shows competency in their drummer. This leads into their first real song of the EP, Going South featuring Brian Colantonio from Central Massachusetts Metalcore band Auburn. In this song, they add a southern tinge to their song which they pull off pretty well. If you’re a hardcore guitar junkie, you’ll certainly get your fix with this song. The album starts off with some spastic bursts of fury from their guitarists and after the southern influenced Breakdown is a pretty good Solo for hardcore standards.

Off Track and The Fall are the next songs on this EP. The Fall displays a pretty strong and groovy breakdown, but it is likely the most forgettable song on the album. Off Track features some pretty strong lyrical pieces that have some great flow as “Its not that ***ing hard, to live with some conviction, but still you stay a walking contradiction,” after this lies another fast paced solo comparable to those seen in Speed Metal compositions.

Words To The Wise opens in a way similar to bands like Champion or Comeback Kid with soaring guitars and gang vocal chants. The fast pace of the song really displays the talent of the drummer accompanied by the obviously talented guitarists. The clean vocals given by Josh Herzer of Lions Lions truly fit the spirit of the song well. The final song Over And Out continues to deliver the tenacity in the previous songs, but like The Fall it fails to deliver anything memorable.

The EP has its flaws though. One big issue to get over is the bass, its hard to hear and sometimes nonexistent throughout the duration of the album, and as mentioned some of the songs are not as memorable as the others.

With that aside, Longshot definitely displays some talent and competency to make quite a buzz in the upcoming years. If you’re into hardcore, I definitely recommend this album to you.

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EyeForAnEye
December 31st 2010



1691 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

8th review, be nice, fellows.

wyankeif1337
December 31st 2010



6739 Comments


make the last 2 paragraphs into one please, microparagraphs irk me greatly. other than that, good review.

EyeForAnEye
December 31st 2010



1691 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Thanks mate, check these guys out. They're pretty sweet.

Hep Kat
December 31st 2010



15019 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

i dont really like this band that much

Digging: Sir Michael Rocks - Banco

EyeForAnEye
December 31st 2010



1691 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

To each his own.

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
January 1st 2011



9033 Comments


A 'good' isn't really a ringing endorsement tbh

necromechanical
January 2nd 2011



519 Comments


I love this band. The guitarists and vocalist are from my town. They make some fucking awesome music

deathofasalesman
January 2nd 2011



5811 Comments


I added this to the database and didn't rate it? Hm. Good review.

EyeForAnEye
January 5th 2011



1691 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Thanks, and good album too.



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