[schema type=”review” name=”Spotlights – Seismic” author=”Sabine van Gameren” pubdate=”2017-10-31″ ]Last year Spotlights released debut LP “Tidals”. This year the band returns with “Seismic”
Spotlights exists of Mario and Sarah Quintero who both do vocals and instruments for the album. Together they guarantueed a heavy sound, thicker than one thought at first and while listening it, you wonder what the name of the band brings into it, the spotlight of the album. The answert to that is not that simple. It is the blend the two make, the way they dynamically fill into eachother that seem to shine the most.
Where the band captivates me most is in the song “Ghost of a Glowing Forest” where they gain an intriguing heaviness and brings a new side of them to light.
If you keep listening you come to a second highlight with “Hollow Bones” for the way it breaks from what has been found earlier in tracklist.
Altogether, the album comes a bit heavier than you might think when listening at first. You hear that atmospheric sounds and you can be fooled by that, thinking it is an album you can listen easily. No, the depth it has requires some extra playing. A well worth investment as the album has much to discover.
“Seismic” is a fine release from Spotlights. It breaks with your expectations and that makes it exciting to discover!
2. Learn to Breathe
3. The Size of the Planet
4. Ghost of a Glowing Forest
5. Under the Earth
6. A Southern Death
7. The Opening
8. What Is This? Where Are We?
9. Hollow Bones
10. Hang Us All
11. The Hope of a Storm