Last Wednesday, Forced Out put together a show for their new release. End of Suffering came out last July on Filled With Hate Records. The show was at Shakers Pub in Oakdale, New York. The lineup was all local Long Island bands which were Hangman, Draw The Line, and Jab.
The opening band of the night was Jab. This was Jab’s first show. They recently released a demo titled Hometown Hate. The band started to play and they got a pretty solid reaction for their set. I notice some people singing along and really going off for them. Jab was heavy and these guys played pretty good. I would like to see this band again. They had a nice style of Metal and Hardcore. I can see influences from 100 Demons, Merauder, and even Neglect. The sound was good. If these guys played more shows they probably will have a tighter sound. Overall their first performance was good and these guys are worth checking out.
Up next was Draw The Line. I saw this band a few weeks prior at the same venue opening for Death Metal Pope. This was my fourth time seeing them play. Draw The Line is a Beatdown band. Once they started to play they got a good reaction. Draw The Line does not play shows often but each time they play people go off for them. This was also their second show with their new drummer. The band sounded tighter with the new drummer. Back in June they came out with an EP Stake Your Claim. The entire set except the last song were songs off of that EP. The band finished off their set with a Bulldoze cover. That cover got a lot of people going off for it. It got a little violent but seeing a Bulldoze cover was really sick. Overall Draw The Line is a good band and they are worth checking out.
Hangman took the stage. This was my twelve time seeing them. The last time I saw them play was last month at Amityville Music Hall opening for Whittled Down and Table Talk. Back in the summer the released their EP Hangman II. Hangman started to play and the crowd went off. Hangman played a really tight set. I love the style they have. Their sound mixes bands like Biohazard, Backtrack, and Neglect. They are very aggressive and the crowd does not resist. Every time I write about this I have nothing bad to say at all. I enjoy watching this band play and the band just gets better and better. I love the fact I have watched this band progress. They started with four members then add another guitar player. Ever since they added the second guitar play the band got so much better. For everyone who has never seen this band I recommend seeing them.
Forced Out took the stage. As I mention before this was their record release show. This was my sixth time seeing them play. The last time I saw them was when they opened up the Hangman record release show back in August at AMH. Forced Out and started to play. There some reaction but as the set progress the crowd got into it more and more for them. Forced Out overall played a really good set. End of Suffering is their best release to date and they are only getting better. The new EP is worth checking out and if you like Beatdown this EP is perfect. My favorite song off of is “Forever One.” Their next Long Island will be on December 17 opening up for Enemy Mind at Shakers. I am amazed that 150 came out to Shakers Pub last Wednesday for this show. The four bands were all local and a lot of people were there for support. Once again Long Island had another successful record release show and if you were not there you messed up big time.