Written By Mark Jones
New York City has been renowned over the years for having an excellent Hardcore scene and with this debut release by The Great Lie its evident that the scene is still thriving. Hailing from Long Island the 5 piece play aggressive Hardcore Punk that draws on the band’s roots in Punk, Hardcore and metal and the result is the impressive debut E.P ‘All Roads Lead To Where You Stand’
Kicking off with the brilliantly aggressive ‘Boston Juglar’, a cracking start which leads nicely to the excellent ‘Progression Aggression’, a song full of great riffs and an excellent vocal performance by Kerry Merkle which is my favourite track on the E.P. ‘Lie Where You Stand’, ‘Closer To The Grave’ and ‘Do More Say Less’ complete the E.P which makes for a decent listen and gets better each listen.
If you are a fan of New York Hardcore then I would strongly recommend that you check The Great Lie out. ‘All Roads Lead To Where You Stand’ is available to download from Bandcamp.