Oh yes, Late Night Savior is delivering the good stuff down our chimneys, through the fire, and directly into our headphones with their new ep Into the Aftermath.
It’s a metal holiday for us rockers as the talents of Late Night Savior offer a poetic sexuality with their addictive lyrics and screaming backdrops. “Sick and Twisted” is a stimulating hip-mover blended with head-banging euphoria. While this clever band chastises certain human flaws in this track, they also weave in angry awareness and a ‘had-enough’ fighter spirit. Yet, this hit-back masterpiece also offers a shelter for our secrets. Why? Because the dark waves of each note play to the raw parts of our psyche with a tone of regret and destruction.
Let’s keep to the theme of the mind and lead into, “Photograph.” Here is a delicious mix of softened rhymes and a sing-a-long lyrical structure; all of which are framed by the mournful angst of faded memories. This is a song that speaks to the ‘after moments.’ Each measure takes you to the place where the pain has ended, but residue of a past life clings to your essence. They’ve put the isolating world of dementia into four minutes and managed to capture solitude and grief.
Paying homage to this limbo state of mind, Late Night Savior will be dropping the awaited music video for “Photograph” on Christmas Eve; which, is exactly how I like my presents… ASAP.
What’s that Late Night Savior? You’re calling my name in the track entitled “Angel?” Sure, I might not be the “Angel” you’re speaking of in this haunting song, but your artistry has summoned me to the front row with rock-horns lifted nonetheless. So, I’ll simply hold to the glorious fantasy and assume that each pounding beat and weaving bass is another present for me, just as the rest of your fans will when Into the Aftermath releases on December 30th.
From the toxic-love aesthetic of “Forever” to the catchy-chorus of their recently released single “Alive,” Late Night Savior has built on their unique sound and punched the accelerator on their tuneful talents. The screaming “Devil” track with threading guitar work, and the drum-paced beauty of “Division” close the album with exquisite anxiety and passionate force.
Hot damn Late Night Savior, you spoil us.