“Through the Night”
Never the Less probably listen to a lot of Pennywise. Well, I listen to a lot of Pennywise, and Never the Less seem to follow the same, aggressive, heavy-but-still catchy style of punk rock. They call themselves (or someone else calls them) 'melodi core,' but I'm not sure why. It's pretty much straight-up punk. Mixing up the beats a little bit, makes a welcome change from the Ramones school of punk, and the octave guitar leads (on such songs as "Upside Down" and "Hero") keep the songs from sliding into boredom. Trevor Garvey's vocals are clean and clear, and the beats are always intelligent and well done. Samples are used throughout the album, and serve several functions. On such songs as "Some Other Time," they introduce the song. At other times, they don't seem to serve much of a purpose at all. Overall, this album is solid, and at times very good. Never the Less have no problems pulling off their lightening-fast stops and starts, and they can play technically when needed, and hard as nails when that is called for. The versatility of Never the Less is a testament to how well these kids are doing. Look out for them in the future. (by Kindred Winecoff - ©2000 Bandoppler Radio - www.bandoppler.com A Treble & Spaghetti Publication - All Rights Reserved.)

“Through the Night”
Its records like Through The Night by Tampa, FL locals Never The Less that prove the talents that unknown bands in cities all over the world have. My favorite songs on this 13 track cd are the first two, "Too Far" and "Upside Down." They both have really catchy lyrics and vocal patterns that sometimes follow the music and other times have such a strong contrast that the sound is beautiful. Singer/guitarist Trevor Garvey has a very original singing voice that I can't relate to any other singer in the music industry. From a major stretch in tone in the chorus of "22 Years" to a faster distorted vocal sound in "Alone" this cd shows major vocal talent in this band. And the talent doesn't stop there. In every song there is a catchy guitar riff to put together the last piece of the puzzle. On this cd there is a lot of cool music techniques that I haven't seen many bands try before and it sounds really good. Of course, at times they have their similarities to other bands in the scene but this cd totally blew me away. It was a whole lot better than I expected. Watch out for these guys, you'll see them around soon enough.   -Josh Stern of Punkinterviews.com