Thirty Nights Of Violence sound like a band with incredible promise on their debut EP To Die in Your Portrait, out now via Unbeaten Records. By the time the four tracks conclude, the listener feels left wanting more of the band’s gripping and brutal sonic assault.
The band marries an absolutely crushing sonic base with an exploratory feel that branches out in a number of different directions. By the time the brief release concludes, the band has gone so far as to overlay their swirling instrumentals with an almost experimental sounding, eerie dissonance. The addition lets their work have that much more of an impact, solidifying their hold on the listener’s emotions where they already had the physical grip down.
Although brooding work does get added to heavy material elsewhere, Thirty Nights Of Violence set themselves apart via precisely what they do with the elements. They feel like they’re keen on going absolutely as far as they can instead of aiming for some middle ground — and honestly, although “middle ground” tracks can be catchy and get played a lot, they just don’t hit the spot for large swaths of the extreme metal community. Fans want to feel something, be that a physical or an emotional release, and Thirty Nights Of Violence deliver a storming rendition of both — the only drawback is honestly that the work ends after four tracks. Support your local metal community, so that bands like Thirty Nights Of Violence can continue their work.
The band has their own story to tell, it feels, letting the listener fall into their world via their material. There’s an immersive, crushing feel that they maintain that’s a welcome addition to the modern metal community. Although they don’t operate in a vacuum and one could make connections between their style and “metallic hardcore” greats like, say, Converge, Thirty Nights Of Violence maintain their own unique voice. The fact that the band sounds like they’re zeroing in on their voice via their work instead of getting lost in a particular stylistic rabbit trail makes all the difference in the world, really.
Listen to the band below via Spotify