Album Reviews

Missing Parts
Nightmarathons Missing Parts Punk Rock Theory
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 11:47
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- by Tom Dumarey

Nightmarathons is a new-ish band out of Pittsburgh, PA, having formed in the winter months of 2016. Yet listening to the band’s debut album ‘Missing Parts,’ you don’t really get the idea you are listening to a band still figuring things out. These guys have got their shit together and crank out punk rock anthem after punk rock anthem.

If you like your punk rock gruff and melodic and with tons of gang vocals, then Nightmarathons have got you covered. Songs like opener ‘Waiting Room’ and ‘Estimate’ are as melancholic as they are riotous and all heart. It’s like they have taken the best parts of Iron Chic and Hot Water Music and made them all their own. And then there’s ‘Simple,’ which is basically one of the best songs Samiam never got round to writing.

More album highlights come in the form of ‘Reset’ and ‘Honor System,’ both of which I could listen to on repeat for the rest of the day. But honestly, there is a lot of good to be said for every single song on here and with plenty of different accents being placed, ‘Missing Parts’ remains a kickass album all the way up until the end. One of 2019’s better suprises so far!


Track listing:

  1. Waiting Room
  2. Comeback
  3. Reset
  4. Warning Signs
  5. Closer
  6. Estimate
  7. Cull Your Heart
  8. Simple
  9. Honor System
  10. Watered Down
  11. Cemetery Road


Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.