A Light Within is a rockband from Kansas, USA, carefully balancing on the edge between both genres. Beisdes that, they incorporate some elements from doom metal and from alternative rock, a bit like Genesis meets Explosions In The Sky meets Jesu meets Live. Very roughly, you could say that this is post-rock music with progressive and alternative rock vocals, but that doesn't really honor the songs well enough.
The songs on this ep are usually pretty slow and consist of droning bass, soundscaping guitars and dynamic drums. Once in a while, the guitars come up with thick, almost monolithic doom riffs, which results in pretty immersive pieces of work. The whole is often enhanced with electronics and effects, but mostly by these strong, clean vocals. These vocals seemingly come from a distance, or from deep within the soul of this band.
A Light Within is all about atmosphere and if that requires a piano, a piano will be present. Yet, mostly, they simply drench the listener in a shoegazing wall of sound, while the vocalist unleashes his deepest emotions. In the end, that might simply be compared to a rather heavy Pink Floyd or an immersive version of Porcupine Tree. So fans of progressive goodness, this certainly is something for you.