||The one thing that got me right off the bat
And Nights In The Skeleton Crew’s sound. It’s punk
but not your normal kind. The sound is similar to many punk bands
and this has a little of a metal edge…maybe punk metal or more
extreme, experimental punk. As the band says they combine classical
guitar with power chords, hardcore screams with haunting harmonies,
synth-pop riffs with funk bass. With all these elements, it’s
hard to put a finger on who they sound like. Maybe if you took the
Misfits, the Faint, the Cramps and the Pixies mix it the Cure and
Pink Floyd, you might get something close. This could be a new generation
of punk rock, but if it is, it’s currently at its infancy. I
really don’t know what to think of it, its almost to different
to get into. Just when you get into a riff, they change it in a different
direction. But to their benefit they do create quite a range of sounds.
This also could be a reason that certain tracks are hit or miss; there
are a few tracks that are just plain weird. However, they can get
into a number of decent grooves and show some power and energy in
their music. There are vocals that are general signing vocals and
at times they take it up a notch and change to abrasive ones, similar
to black metal or hardcore when they scream. There are a few tracks
which I don’t mind, “Broken Thing,” “I Paid
The Rent,” and “Dance To The Underground,” but for
the most part I guess I didn’t get what they we trying to do.
Hopefully their next album will shine some light on the subject.