Bristol-based Halo make a noise so demonic that at least one track here is more 'Phantom Of The Opera' than Top 40.
The line between
sensitive rock dramatics and Proper Theatre blurs further. Like Muse,
Bristol-based Halo make a noise so demonic
that at least one track here (the swooping ‘Echoes’) is more ‘Phantom Of The
Opera’ than Top 40. Opener ‘Still Here’ tempers the
histrionics, though, and achieves a more realistic balance between singer Graeme Moncrieff’s overwrought vocals and the frenetic scramble
guitars. If they can replicate that, people may well be muttering slightly
insanely about sonic cathedrals and life-changing moments by the time
Halo’s album sees the light of day next summer (they’ve signed
to Sony’s S2 label). Until then, this is a completely free taster. You can’t say
fairer than that.