The British deal with personal catastrophes, setbacks and traumas in their lyrics; the music can only be gloomy. Moreover, for the quintet it is much more than just artistic expression, but, according to its own statement, a catalyst for better coping with negative experiences. Thus they transform the negative, if not purely positive, then at least into energy. Despite the many brooding, low-pitched, sad and sometimes even monotonous passages ("Scars From Limbo"), this is exactly what comes through the loudspeakers very well and ensures that the listener doesn't fall into depressions. The rocker "To The Precipice" is such a positive example. "A Great Unknown" starts deliberately, but then also breaks out and reminds a bit of Anathema at the time of "A Natural Disaster". The feather-light, folky acoustic guitar sounds of the timelessly beautiful "Flame To The Oak", for example, shed light on the darkness. The instrumental, meditative "Adrift Through The Arcane Isles of Recovery" releases one with the conciliatory thought of healing all soul pain.
Top track: Flame To The Oak