From my all-time favorite album Jousthouse to the upcoming release of Renal 911, Late Night Fights does rock music with an “I don’t give a damn” attitude, while also creating music that says, “This matters.”
“Fuel the Disease” lures complacency into a corner with a raspy demand to ‘Say what you want to say.’ This track is fuel to movement. The in-the-box-suburbanites might call the rock-attitude it cajoles a disease, but those of us who live the rock life call it oxygen. We need it to breath, so by God, keep playing.
“Prison” takes the ‘I don’t give a damn, do it anyway’ demeanor and morphs it into beautiful desperation. Late Night Fights has captured a contradiction, freedom of escape, but with hindering shackles attached. “Prison” presents what it means to feel suffocated, yet comforted by a sturdy embrace.
It wouldn’t be Late Night Fights without the signature genre twist, like in “Nulify.” It’s a sub-punk throw-down with a kick of the album’s ‘moving on’ theme.
Then, there’s “In Your Hands,” the track where Ryan Guanzon’s vocals play us directly into his palms for us to loiter happily in the octave-jumping chorus.
This album ends in “Failure,” but only with the track’s title. Renal 911 is a win, and “Failure” is the victory lap. The guitar-melody floats into chords and languished vocals, high-tempo string pummels, and finale worthy beats.
Wouldn’t it be nice to hear the thoughts behind the intricacies of Renal 911? Okay, yes; no problem. Watch for the interview with Ryan Guanzon coming this week!
For now, check Late Night Fights here.