One of the newest additions to my favorite label Tooth &
Nail is a band by the name of A Dream Too Late. They're
one of the few on the label (that's been called a Christian label
from the beginning), who actually pronounces themselves as a Christian
band. With that label naturally comes some obstacles. But with
their melodic, uplifting music, they're bounding over the obstacles
If I were to compare them to a fellow label mate, I suppose I
would place them with The Fold or Mae. There is
definitely a pop presence felt throughout the entire album. From
the first song "14th And Knott" you have your ears filled
with electric synthesizers and harmonizing vocals, taking you
on an almost majestic journey. "City Park" is really
the only song that I feel truly has any rock aspect. The rhythm
is strong, the drums come out more pronounced and the vocals are
a little more harsh and low. "Daylight" is possibly
my favorite song; and purely because I like the darker tone that
this song gives off. The drums are fairly simplistic as are the
lyrics. But the guitar, this is its song to shine. The ending
is very creepy and at the same time very cool.
This is one group that is not afraid to speak their beliefs.
Their belief in God is loud and proud and everywhere in their
lyrics. Perhaps they feel that they can be more open because
they're on Tooth & Nail. Or perhaps they wouldn't care which
label they were on, they'd speak their mind either way. As for
right now, this is some good music. A tad too poppy for me at
times, however there are a few needles in the haystack that
are worth finding.
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