From the opening of ‘Dark Soul’ it’s as if you are bearing witnessed to the inner workings of an engine starting up. Getting to see all the machine components and bearing witness to how they work together in cohesiveness to generate a specific sound that ellicits feelings out of its listeners. Thorn brings in a charged energy that he infuses into his lyrics which drives the pace of the song only to have him relinquish the vocal range to Francine Mabinda, whose voice contrast during the chorus. It really is a beautiful mishmash of contrasting styles which end up working together wonderfully.
By Kevin Epperson