Nigh Horizon's debut album Immovable features tightly integrated compositions of fine melodies, intricate rhythms, and lucid, vibrant, terse lyrics—performed with explosive power and matched by a stunning production. Get it on iTunes now!
Emerging in 2009 with the release of their debut album Immovable, Nigh Horizon has attracted the attention of multiple media outlets. The album features tightly integrated compositions of hard-driving guitars, fearlessly intense vocals, fine melodies, intricate rhythms, and lucid, vibrant, terse lyrics—performed with explosive power and matched by a stunning production. Songs like Stalling, Deceiving Tides, Reason and Free Will, and Immovable (title track) offer the purest expression of the band’s identity and reveal elaborate instrument arrangements through a wide—yet unified—stylistic range.
Nigh Horizon’s multi-faceted sound and singer Alex Prisc’s intimate lyricism are captured and distilled perfectly on the album. The twelve songs on Immovable unfold from one another to create a cohesive whole and inevitably lead to the release and affirmation of the main theme presented in the final track. “Each song stands on its own and is a complete work,” says Prisc “but there is thematic unity and a progressive development of ideas supplying the content—and setup—for the climactic presentation of the main theme at the end”.
The songs are highly evocative yet carefully engineered—and the music and lyrics cleverly complement each other. Stalling, the opening track, thrusts the listener into a whirlwind of sound and incites a sense of urgency—a need for answers. The propelling guitars on Evasion, the atmospheric verses on Storm of Illusions, and the driving rhythms of Resilience take the listener through a wide emotional spectrum while the lyrics fuse those emotions into a unified hymn. The frantic exigency of Standoff wholly embodies the storyline of the song: an intelligent youth at odds with an anti-intellectual/morally bankrupt culture—pitted against his own false premises as he relies on the best within him to sort out his own mistakes. Ultimately, there is an uplifting sense of grandeur pervading the album that is rare in today’s often cynical musical landscape. This is poignantly manifested in the visceral track Pulse and its even-tempered counterpart The Recognition of Existence—songs that show man holding dear the recognition that happiness is possible and maintaining a defiant reverence for his own life.
Although the main theme is interwoven in every track, its complete expression is only fully evident on the last song: Immovable. The title track condenses the best elements of the band’s style and ends the album in a cathartic scene as Prisc sings the lines: “The sun began to pierce the sea and burn onto the sky…”. The main theme is then compellingly delivered in a forceful climax—Prisc explains: “The promise to never betray the best within oneself—to never give up and settle for anything less than what one wants out of life; that’s the main theme of the album”.
Epic hooks fused with incisive lyrics—listen and see why Nigh Horizon is establishing itself as a unique and uncompromising musical act earning the esteem of countless new listeners worldwide.
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Nigh Horizon was formed in 2006 by founding members Alex Prisc (singer/songwriter) and Brett Segal (drummer). In a chance encounter at a show, the band recruited lead guitarist Homero Gallardo from the audience when he requested to play a song on stage in what turned out to be an extemporaneous live audition. Bass player Chris Bonelli performed and recorded with the band until his departure in 2010. Nigh Horizon then recruited bass player Ryan Dorries (formerly from Ject) and added a fifth band member: guitarist Zack Grehl (formerly from Plague of Nihilism).
Hailed as a fierce yet remarkably solid live act since their foundation, Nigh Horizon took the stage in 2010 with their new lineup at the 93Rock South Flocal Soundcheck Showcase (The Culture Room) and the 2010 Miami Music Festival (Warner Brother’s Rock Stage) to much acclaim. The band continues to perform in established venues like The Hard Rock and is tirelessly working to perfect their craft while writing new material.
In 2011, Nigh Horizon fans made their presence known by voting for the band to be selected for the 2011 VANS Warped Tour. Thanks to fan support, Nigh Horizon placed in the top twenty (from a roster of almost three-hundred bands) for consideration to perform on the tour’s West Palm Beach, Florida date.
Currently, the band is preparing material for preproduction to begin work on a new album.