Boreal the Sky might just be the perfect band for those who like hardcore and indie rock, but not music that is too hardcore or too indie rock. They have a certain post rock quality and bring I Kill Giants to mind musically as well.
But they also implore these screechy guitars that border on synth. This brings to mind something like Scary Kids Scaring Kids, only Boreal the Sky isn’t quite that heavy and they can seamlessly transition into something that comes off like The Stereo or Jack’s Mannequin.
“Drags Us Under” chimes in with a roller disco influence and for some reason I can also hear some of The Honorary Title in here (I want to sing “Bridge and Tunnel” at times), but mostly this has a Dismemberment Plan feel to it.
So in 2013, The Dismemberment Plan was having this huge, 12 year come back and they made this album that… Let’s say didn’t live up to the hype. Needless to say I am ready for the D-Plan to step aside and let the new school come through.
Boreal the Sky is that new school and this album positions them to take over the world if they should so choose.