ROBERT NICHOLS REVIEWS THE SECOND ALBUM FROM THE NORTH EAST ROCKERS
EXIST is the dazzling second album from Edenthorn, a young Durham band unashamed to rock; an album that blasts out of the box with a big riffing opener Out Of The Dark. Soaraway melodic choruses and epic guitar lines feature throughout, and recent single Heart’s Still Beating reaches for the stars and rocks riotously. Power is well named, but even on this energy-enriched track the four-piece know how to wind down the gears and be more reflective before putting the pedal to the metal.
There is plenty of breadth and room for variety without sacrificing the unity of the album. Prepare for a storming, stomping big finish with Speak To Me, a slow burner which sparks into a firestorm. No apologies. No compromise.