CD Review: Brighter Than A Thousand Suns – “The Way Out”

As Brighter Than A Thousand Suns sing on “What’s Inside,” the closing oeuvre of their brilliant EP The Way Out, ‘open your heart and open your mind,’ two things you should do before pressing play and embarking on this four-song sonic voyage. The Way Out is awash with rampant electronic flourishes and rolling swaths of lush synth (Angelika Roswell truly shines on “The Upside Down,” channeling In This Moment’s Maria Brink as she transverses absolutely shattering vocal outbursts and magnificent hooks, the EP’s driving title track, which serves as its lead single, is inescapably catchy and insanely memorable, Roswell takes flight during “Hole In Your Heart,” and delivers a vocal performance on “What’s Inside” that would make Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia do a double take). Roswell is an unquestionable star throughout The Way Out, an impressive, albeit brief, album. Go out of your way to listen to this album right now.

Go Download: “The Upside Down”