A deathcore band hailing from New Jersey, Lorna Shore had captured the attention of many people including those who are not heavily into deathcore music. The band formed in 2010 and are now scheduled to release their newest EP in August of 2021 along with a tour. Their song, To The Hellfire, has made it to the Spotify Viral Charts top 10 according to Loudwire.com.
First hearing Lorna Shore’s song, To The Hellfire, it has amazing transitions where it starts off with that dark vibe before it picks to an adrenaline rushing chaos. The meaning behind the song lyric wise is quite dark and depressing where it talks about giving into the darkness, yet can be quite motivating for listeners to keep on going and not give up. There have all been dark times among all of us, but the message it gives where there can be a glint of hope. Now going into the music itself, it gives off that devilish and chaotic vibe, but it makes a person want to headbang to the song.
Moreover, the sound is very intense and complex where it’s super heavy. The drums are very fast and give that crazy rush. The guitar is very dirty and gives off quite a bit of distortion and reverb. It really gets the heart pumping. Some viewers on YouTube admitted that they tried so hard not to headbang to the song as it wasn’t the right time or place, but in the end, they gave in. The guitar has some intense riffs and sweeps where it gives off the dirtiest feel. In the end, it all comes together beautifully.
Coming from a person who was not much into deathcore before, it makes me sit back for a moment to take it all in and let their music play over and over in my mind. In fact, I embrace it and how branched out music has become. It’s also fresh for the old school listeners. It helps build up this band’s audience, and it helps learn to have an open mind to all types of genres.
Overall, I do recommend Lorna Shore to friends, family, and acquaintances because their music is extremely heavy and very complex, and it gives that huge adrenaline rush. The vocals give off that distinct sound where one can tell it’s Will Ramos singing. Also, big kudos to how tight and intense the vocal work is. It definitely takes a lot of skill to pull it off, especially with that screech like effect in the voice. The thing that captured my attention the most were the transitions of the music which it’s done very well, not too sharp at all. Next time one seeks out new music, definitely check out Lorna Shore’s … And I Return to Nothingness which will be available on Friday the 13th of August — Freaky Friday as I call it.
Review By: Christine Bennett