Strong Release By Downhere| Posted May 16, 2010
Downhere's sophomore release saw them taking their sound in a slightly rockier edge than their national debut, more reflective of their live show.
As a result, Marc Martel does most of the singing on this album, but Jason still offers a few great numbers, however, even his are slightly more edgy than one would expect from listening to his more famous hits.
On to the songs themselves, they are just plain good. "What It's Like" opens up the album with an upbeat hook that leads to a stellar song which is definitely an album highlight. The rock goodness continues for songs like "Stone," "Breaking Me Down," and "Comatose."
Jason Germain's songs are the upbeat "Starspin,"(which has a stunning and relaxing outro) and "In America." He also writes the slower hidden track, "Home," which is so good, you wonder why it is hidden at all(seeing as it's not silly like the hidden track from their debut).
Marc Martel also slows down for some ballads such as the moving "Iliad" or the closer(minus the hidden track) "Last Night's Daydream."
All in all, this is a solid and enjoyable sophomore release from Downhere. It wasn't the best they'd ever put out but it was pretty great in it's own right.