This works most of the times but with this release it didn't. In stead of finding a good beginning
for this review, my mind wandered off, along with the music and before I realized it, I found myself
imagining vast green, beautiful landscapes where every day is a joyful music festival. Suddenly, four tracks and half an hour later, part one the dishes was finished and the album started playing again.
So let's forget about the introduction and just introduce this brilliant band from Brooklyn, New York. Lighteater is an instrumental rock band, which usually translates into post-rock and post-metal. This quartet is no exception. What I hear on Antique is high quality post rock, often going in overdrive to please the (slow) headbangers. The four tracks on this album contain all the required elements for a decent post-rock album. A slow tempo, layers of soundscapes, clean and distorted guitars with often awesome riffs and strong drums.
If you force me to compare Lighteater to other bands, I would probably name bands like Monkey3, Maybeshewill and God Is An Astronaut. However, I'm not sure if comparing this music is a good idea. Lighteater sounds like a band that doesn't really care what music they play, as long as they love what they're doing. They sound like they want to experiment, grow and evolve, both as musicians and as a band. And I can only applaud that attitude.
The music on this album is beautiful and very atmospheric. Undoubtedly this will please every single post-rock fan around the world. Though not necessarily original, Lighteater succeeded in creating a perfect debut with an enchanting, almost magical sound. So it's no wonder this comes highly recommended.