Pathfinder’s newest EP Solstice is one of the best-titled EP’s I have ever encountered. A four track representation of the all consuming depressions and emotional roller coasters associated with the change of Seasons, Pathfinder perfectly encompass the feelings of my winter gloom. A follow up to the bands three track demo, which far out performed the quality a demo implies, Pathfinder have created an EP worthy of your attention.
Beginning with the title track, “Solstice” Pathfinder creeps into your mind with the melodramatic and depressing arpegiation of chords accompanied by the emotionally driven shouts of vocalist Sean Matthews. As the full band takes hold and Matthews unleashes his full
So the first time I saw a Faylene Sky I was a sophomore in High School. They were playing this tiny little art center in Lynn with Vallon, and Ice Nine Killswitch at my ripe young age were the bands to be in Massachusetts as far as I was concerned. There cover of “I Kissed a Girl” and their enticing stage presence was nothing to pass over and I was immediately hooked. Now a number of years later, a few releases and a record deal A Faylene Sky are releasing their debut full length Hell Is Where The Heart Is. The band has gone through a number of member changes since that lineup and perfected their signature sound, but the killer tunes remain.
The ten track record contains nine brand new song as well as a rerecorded, revamped version of “Whispers” a track off the bands last EP. I must admit I was concerned for the release of this record, after the loss of original member and clean vocalist Kevin Lacerda; I was unclear if A Faylene Sky would be able to hold up to the high bar they set for