Style: Alternative Rock
Rating: 8.9 out of 10
Chasetheglow was formed recently in the spring of 2007. While the band itself is new its individual members aren't having previous music experience being in other bands.
For example, I first hear lead singer Sara Pecchia's vocals a few years back when she was in the band Identity. Back then I was amazed by her vocal talents being that she was still only a teenager, so when she recently contacted me about a new band she was involved with I couldn't wait to hear their music.
I wasn't disappointed Sara always had the vocal talent but now she also has the extra wisdom that comes from life experiences that adds that extra bit of passion to her vocals.
Sara's lead vocals blend well with the rest of the band. The rhythmic guitar playing of Jordan Crenshaw keeps the songs flowing nicely while the drum beats provided by Eric Steward punch up the songs. Aaron Carlson's bass parts jump back and forth from being in the spotlight grabbing your attention and then melding back into the song like a chameleon.
The band's music is mostly up-tempo with catchy rhythms and driving beats although they aren't afraid to also add in some tempo changes, slowing things down for a few moments before driving the song's tempo back up again.
The song lyrics are filled with spiritual messages, but not in an overt way where every other word is God or Jesus. The band's spiritual message is more subtle leaning more on life lessons and finding hope to get their message out.
This style of song writing should offer the band great opportunities to reach out to people looking for faith not in a traditional church way. The band's song lyrics should also offer up opportunities to cross over to the secular music market should they choose to do so.
This self-titled EP from chasetheglow offers up a nice taste of their music and hopefully a full -length release from the band will be coming down the road, until then this EP should keep you happy.
C.W. Ross is a freelance writer who enjoys both listening to and writing about music. You can learn more about him at: christianrockersonline.com