A Skylit Drive has just released their second full length (their third release) in â€œAdelphiaâ€. This June release has expanded considerably the bandâ€™s sound from 2008â€™s â€œWiresâ€¦and the Concept of Breathingâ€ and 2007â€™s â€œShe Watched The Skyâ€. The disc itself begins with â€œPrelude To A Dreamâ€, a track that sets the tempo of the disk with clear guitars, rocking drums, and a set of vocals that both attack and smooth over listeners. The band is able to convince listeners that they are heavyweights not only due to their lyrical content with their â€œWorlds End In Whispers, Not Bangsâ€, as they are able to keep listeners focused in for the course of ninety seconds using nothing but their instruments.
â€œEva The Carrierâ€ is an absolutely furious track, benefitting from amazing production to properly bolster the intricate arrangements that A Skylit Drive have entered here. This means that there are hints of hardcore, Coheed and Cambria and even Hidden in Plain View. â€œThose Cannons Could Sink A Shipâ€ has a more moderate approach, using a slower tempo to show the technical skill and finesse of A Skylit Drive rather than bluntly cracking listeners over the head with their heaviness. The one common thread between these two tracks is the fact that they are both single-worthy without losing the bandâ€™s dignity; the band hits on all cylinders throughout â€œAdelphiaâ€. â€œHeavenâ€ is a middle-ground track, with a somewhat-slower tempo but eager and fierce guitars and drums. The vocals provide the yin to the harder, harsher yang: there is not a way that A Skylit Drive has forgot in their quest to create the best post-hardcore music that Iâ€™ve heard lately.
I would whole-heartedly suggest that individuals that have liked any of the music that has came from Adelphia search out their prior works. It is truly eye-opening to see how the band has evolved and changed over the course of a few small years. The titles may be a little hard to find, but get out to your well-stocked independent music store and it should not be a problem to order it.
Top Tracks: Prelude To A Dream, Running With The Light
A Skylit Drive â€“ Adelphia / 2009 Fearless / 13 Tracks / http://www.myspace.com/askylitdrive / http://www.fearlessrecords.com