NIGHT BY NIGHT – NxN [Digipak Edition]
A requested re-post by one of you, the digipak version of NIGHT BY NIGHT’s album “NxN” perfectly fits today’s post of the new Crazy Lixx CD as both bands sound are quite similar, specially the awesome polished production.
Night By Night is without a doubt one of the most engaging bands from the UK Melodic Hard Rock scene. This is classic Melodic Hard Rock firmly steeped in the ’80s but with an updated feeling, sometimes we get a little tougher riffage, sometimes an AOR chorus, and even Def Leppard vibes are clearly represented especially in songs like “Everywhere Tonight” that could have been written for ‘Hysteria’.
We have high quality arrangements and playing on “Time To Escape”, the atmospheric “The Moment” or “If Only”, where also you’ll hear Harem Scarem and some Bon Jovi influences, but there’s plenty of unexpected (yet awe-inspiring) twists.
The extremely catchy “Holding Onto Holding On” is a highlight, with a chorus that Journey / Steve Perry could have honed in 1986, while the moving “Can’t Walk Away” is built around a pristine guitar loop, going in between the tempo and the chorus in a humming form.
“Sirens” is the album’s harder track adding muscle, then comes the upbeat “A Thousand Lies” that possesses another beautiful chorus, followed by the soaring, Canadian sounding “It’s Not Faith”.
Closer and longest track “Never Die Again” sums up this great record starting as a ballad with a mysterious atmosphere, but at 1:16 explodes into a bombastic melodic hard rocker in the classy path, energetic and melodious. Another highlight.
Production by Roman Dodangoda (Funeral For My Friend, Bullet For My Valentine) is top notch, crisp, carefully crafted enhancing Night By Night’s sharpness and melody. The weight is where it is needed and the mix comes out vivid and clear.
Kudos to Swedish Sun Hill Productions (which is mostly engaged in concert bookings) for the sign up of Night By Night and releasing “NxN” on CD.
We are posting this album again simple because we think “NxN” was one of best albums of the year when appeared. Yes, it’s that good.
It is so stimulating and joyful to discover new bands like Night By Night, bands that also are not in need of significant development for the future because already on their debut they deliver a flawless product.
“NxN” is classic Melodic Hard Rock, the really good one. Pick up your copy without hesitation.
SUPER HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
01 – Time To Escape
02 – Holding Onto Holding On
03 – Can’t Walk Away
04 – Everywhere Tonight
05 – Siren
06 – A Thousand Lies
07 – It’s Not Faith
08 – The Moment
09 – If Only
10 – Never Die Again
Henry Rundell: Vocals
Ben Christo: Guitars, Backing Vocals
Tom Daniel: Guitars
Jonny Thornton: Bass
Damian Diablo: Drums
BUY IT !