The overall conception of this album is good and even at times exceptional. The guitar playing top notch. However, the lack of true dynamic contrast brought about by not having a full band and the ‘off’ mix as well as effects that are too processed sounding hamper what could be an excellent album.
There is a very distinct impression that Light From The Dark was rushed as the album screams with potential yet consistently fails to demand repeat listens. This could be remedied by
- More time spent editing songs.
- More time spent getting sounds right
- A band. This level of concept requires more people/minds/talent to pull off.
- Both the mix and the final mastering need to be fine-tuned more carefully.