Carrollton - Sunlight And Shadows

Published Saturday 7th November 2015
Carrollton - Sunlight And Shadows
Carrollton  - Sunlight And Shadows

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 158573-23383
LABEL: Centricity
FORMAT: CD Mini-album

Reviewed by Chris Webb

Carrollton were formed in 2013 and have toured extensively in the States. They took time out of the travelling itinerary in the spring of 2015 to produce a mini-album followup to their first album 'Breathe In Deep'. Powerful vocal performances from Justin Mosteller are the lynch pin of this band, clear faith filled lyrical content against a guitar driven rock palette ensures listeners are in no doubt where the soul of the band lies. Most songs drive along as if the band are being chased by a roaring lion but the slightly slower, more country rock tinged "Meant To Be" and "Holding On To You" are equal to, if not stronger than, the others. The touches of a sound reminiscent of The Eagles or Poco in these tracks are a refreshing change and would bear further development. The production on the first five tracks provides a clear vocal but the remainder of the sound becomes a little muddy in the mix, leaving instruments other than guitar, bass and drums a bit lost. For the final three tracks called 'The Jetlag Sessions' the production becomes crisper and clearer.

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