Published Nov 04, 2015Go Deep's latest release, Influence, is a stripped down and single-minded set of songs that finds strength in simplicity, drawing from other contemporary NYHC bands like Backtrack and King Nine. "Slumberland" incorporates punchy riffs and measured, tom-pounding rhythms into its verses and choruses, and serves as a strong starting point for the album — unfortunately, there isn't a great deal of sonic expansion following this.
"Designated" and "Gentlemen's Club" take interesting momentary melodic detours in the sound of Modern Life Is War, and are a welcome break from the downtempo march of nearly every other song here. The lack of variation in regards to pacing is the Achilles heel of this album, but "Palms" and the few other tracks that drive from the start make the overall listen more engaging.
With Influence, Go Deep have put together a record that would greatly benefit from more diversity, but has its moments nonetheless. (6131)