Rocking You Harder & Longer
'With the boldest of claims made in the title of their debut EP, 100 Yorktown might have wanted to save such a boastful title for their first full-length. Rocking You Harder and Longer delivers on it's initial promise - it's heavy and uncompromising without being abrasive - but most would dare say that 19 minutes isn't sufficient time to be truly "rocked." Taken at face value, you have a quick hitter in the vein of early Three Doors Down; a squarely populist alt-rock effort driven by accessible lyrical hooks and muscular guitar riffs, but with an adventurous bent that sets it apart. Jordan Edwards robust vocals hint at a Scott Weiland influence, while lead guitarist Chris Smith derives his languorous wail from a predominantly '80s metal origin. The lyrics are heavy on metaphor and simile, like "Gravity" where Edwards opines "you're like gravity/you always let me down." Not the most profound of association, but it works well within the song's greater context as bassist Rajesh Bangdiwala drives songs like "Breakneck" with feverish bass lines that are precisely reflected in the title. It's a sturdy effort and while Rocking You Harder and Longer certainly aims to satisfy, it has to do so with girth rather than length.' - Ryan Snyder of YES! Weekly.