MetalSucks has released the newest single from NY64, the debut LP from the New Jersey-based instrumental rock/hardcore outfit known as NY IN 64, launching the record’s third track, “A Towering Relic.”
While over-the-top metallic brutalization is far from NY IN 64’s approach, a deeply emotional pummeling undeniably in store over the course of their recorded debut, NY64 breaching a wide rift of pain and loss, and confronting said demons entirely sans vocals or lyrics. Handling nearly every aspect of the album themselves, the recordings were captured in November at Volume Fact and Backroom Studios (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Foxy Shazam, Meek Is Murder) by guitarist Chris Alfano, and mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East, and its fitting cover shot/designed by guitarist Justin Hock. “A Towering Relic” becomes available for communal consumption through prime webzine, MetalSucks, who offers of the new tune, “Since East of the Wall are my main touchstone here, I hear plenty of East of the Wall-isms going on — fat, chunky bass, deep pocket grooves, atmospheric guitars and complex arrangements — but I hear something else too… It’s heavy, but it’s also emotional. It’s overtly complex, but it’s soundly structured. In short: it’s really fucking good.”
Investigate NY IN 64’s “A Towering Relic” courtesy of MetalSucks; CLICK HERE.
Also explore the previously released “Maintaining Now, The Contact” playing HERE.
NY IN 64’s maiden voyage into album land explores vast, lush terrain in genre territories some may apply “post” prefixes to, or refer to as “progressive,” but the simple fact is, the band merely executes spectacularly crafted, instrumental, melodic, hardcore/rock, constructed from an unbreakable core, its shimmering layers seemingly weaving directly into the earth as they unfold. After taking a fifteen-year hiatus from writing music together, Justin Hock and Thomas Schlatter (You And I) began laying down the framework to collaborate once again. To flesh out the outfit, the team recruited New Jersey musical veterans Chris Alfano and Seth Rheam (East Of The Wall), completing the lineup for NY IN 64. Completely void of vocals, the raw energy of ‘90s hardcore supplied by Hock and Schlatter, mixed with the refined technical aspects of progressive metal Alfano and Rheam deliver, were like two worlds colliding, however, resulted into something that seamlessly blended the two contrary styles. While injecting the energy and enthusiasm of a basement show into a more refined musical composition, NY IN 64 attempts to harness two sides of many coins; youth and age, rawness and precision, joy and hostility.
With turmoil and tranquility interwoven throughout the entire album, the seven dynamic sequences that formulate NY 64 will see release worldwide via Magic Bullet Records on April 7th with a vinyl edition to follow shortly after.