Photo by Will Clarke
Norfolk, VA's Demons are a lot heavier than the music we typically bring you here at If It's Too Loud..., but sometimes a song just connects with us. "Play Acting Virtue" is a combination of metal and punk. It's a fast and loud song that just plows straight through its three minute plus length. As soon as the opening feedback starts blaring, and the quiet but tense guitar starts playing, you're just waiting for the song to burst open. And it does. "Play Acting Virtue" is like Converge for people who want it to be a little more punk. It's merging hardcore with louder indie acts like Metz.
Zach Gehring (vocals/guitar) says of the new song:
"This song was one of the earlier ones written for Privation. I was listening to a lot of Converge, and I still hear the influence applied through our filter. The music was written on an acoustic. It was a block headed riff that came alive when Drew built the drum part. He achieved the perfect balance of chaos and drive. Lyrically, I was caught up on this promise that truth somehow brings freedom, or truth liberates you. I think that can often have the opposite impact. I think the truth is often treated as a sort of shallow poetic device, or an ephemeral enlightenment. But it’s an obligation that never fully subsides."