Every so often, you stumble upon an unknown artist that you unexpectedly fall in love with. For me, I never expected to be swooned by another “fashion-core screamo” band. I like a few bands in the genre, but none have ever earned a space in my top albums of the year. A Skylit Drive’s first album, Wires and the Concept of Breathing, conquered the unthinkable by taking my stereo by storm this year.
Songs like “Knights of the Round” and “Eris and Dysnomia” completely embody the utter power and passion behind the band’s style. The music is well performed, while the screams and melodies of the vocalists take everything to the next level. The choruses are big and catchy.
If you like Coheed and Cambria and Underoath and want to hear a perfect fusion of the two, A Skylit Drive is deserving of your time. As long as you can overlook the spotty production and less than perfect sound quality throughout the album, you should become a fan.