23 August 2011
by Andy Parker
Originally part of a split with Florida’s Vices, III is the follow up to Longshot’s 2010 Realignment EP – and continues Longshot’s progression thanks to the lyrics and vocal delivery of Robert Nordberg.
Verging on what could be described as post-hardcore, the manner in which Longshot mix down-tempo grinds with haunting passages (such as the break in the EP’s opener, ‘The Apathist’) displays hints of something a little deeper within this Massachusetts outfit. They reminded me of an early Snapcase, with the haunting, sombre guitar lines and Nordberg’s vocal delivery both falling somewhere between despair and suffering.
It’s all over too soon with three tracks down in just over six minutes, but with this EP currently available for free via Bandcamp, downloading it is something of a no brainer.
Sounds Like: Fire Apple Red, Snapcase, H20, Silent Front
Longshot – III tracklisting:
Five Years On