April 15th, 2012
As the first track kicks in to this five track EP from Irish melodic hardcore band Lantern For A Gale, it’s easy to judge. Are they just your bog standard hardcore band? Some bands can slip easily into the ‘samey’ category of this genre and are easily forgettable. So, what do these guys own that crowns them to have ‘the edge’ as it were? Two and a half minutes into first track ‘As We Sleep’ is your answer. An unexpected awesome guitar part is unleashed into your stereo that quite literally leaks with emotion. This is such a welcomed rare trait in this genre of music.