Thrash Hits

November 7th, 2011

EP: Longshot – III

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Longshot
III
23 August 2011
Self-Released

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.

Longshot III EP cover artwork packshot Thrash Hits

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.

6/6

Sounds Like: Fire Apple Red, Snapcase, H20, Silent Front

Longshot – III tracklisting:
The Apathist
Hiatus
Five Years On

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