- KYS: 74
- User: 60
The only disappointing thing about this release is that it’s only two songs long. Considering this is the first thing the band has released in nearly five years, it would have been fantastic if this record contained a few more tracks, but all this does is make me more excited to hear the band’s new full-length that they will be releasing sometime in 2011. The band will be touring Australia for the first time in January/February next year with Such Gold, so make sure you check that shit out if you have the opportunity.
- KYS: 84
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“Long Way Home” is a promising release from an exciting band. Heartfelt and catchy, Nightlights manage to avoid the typical style of glossy, nasal pop punk in favour of more understated emotional tunes. The lyrical content becomes slightly repetitive with its emphasis upon hating their hometown, however it’s pulled off with style and ultimately doesn’t seem at all contrived. Together with the quality song-writing, “Long Way Home” is a great CD well worth a few listens.
- KYS: 80
- User: 56
Fantastic six track EP that has substantial replay value and will leave you craving more.
- KYS: 83
- User: 86
Where this offering ranks in the Norma Jean catalogue is open to opinion. The beauty though is that those with a strong liking for ‘old-school’ Norma Jean (a la ‘Memphis Will Be Laid to Waste’ et al.) will find enjoyment on ‘Meridional’. While equally, those who like the subtle Thrice and Deftones influence that crept into the band’s repertoire in more recent times will similarly like what Norma Jean delivers here.
- KYS: 89
- User: 30
There’s a fine difference between music and death. Some artists try to describe it - conjuring all sorts of horrid imagery to depict extermination as lyrically gruesome as possible. Others try to visually represent it through face paint and battleaxes, hairspray and tight jeans or even through cartoon black and white drawings. In their latest 12” release, Nails undoubtedly creates 'Unsilent Death' - boasting 10 tracks of mindless carnage to produce a record that is certain to take fans of this style by complete surprise.
- KYS: 87
- User: 55
This album is a perfect example of metallic hardcore how it should be played. Look out for No Love Lost when they start playing shows again later this year. Download this album.
- KYS: 75
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It is my honest opinion as a reviewer and fan of Dashboard Confessional, that I was majorly disappointed in their side of the split. Carrabba could have easily done much better, and surpassed any expectations I may have held.
The New Found Glory side however, is remarkable and definitely worth a few listens.
So, at least it's half ok.