NO:IR have returned to release their second single of the year after a positive response from their previous efforts. The confidence gained through this first release has led them to lay bare the band’s struggles with addiction and mental health. There is a comparison to be made between NO:IR and bands such as Stone Sour can be found, which is definitely a great compliment.
Erase:Me starts with haunting vocals from Sam Davies, and then transitions from the opening salvo and to warm up to the wall of sound when the rest of the band provides an earth shuddering volume from the guitars and drums at the same time the lyrics “Save me” are sang.
When listening to Erase: Me it’s quick and easy to realise that NO:IR have taken everything that was great about 90’s emo metal and added a touch of Hip-Hop which makes this band and track so current. Add the amount of layers which flow within the middle of the record and you can’t help but waiting to hear what is around the corner, which turns out to be the rip roaring finish that the song deserved.
With two fantastic singles this year, you can only hope and want for an EP to follow in the new year because NO:IR have found their sound and there’s a call for that sound to be heard!
Written by Kess Anthony