We kick off with the title track and it's ambitious to say the least...a six minute plus introductory track is a bold gamble but it's refreshing to see a band not care for conformity and create as they please. In some ways it's a throwback to early 2000's post-hardcore at it's core, it's got riffs, an almost indie-rock melody at times, prog-inspired guitar licks and tempo changes and you can clearly see where the aforementioned influences fit in. The track takes you on a journey and it successfully keeps the listeners interest peaked.
"Misgiver" follows up with a cheerful little guitar driven intro and this song sounds far more upbeat from the word go and here, you can appreciate the impact Incubus has had on the band creatively, most notably within the vocals of front-man Andrew Macdonald. He carries a good melody not unlike Brandon Boyd and truth be told this could easily pass as an Incubus demo or B-side, which is more complimentary than derogatory. Lead single "Taste Of Silver" starts off generally very mellow, but don't be deceived by it's jazz-cafe feel, like the title track this is a journey and packs a few sucker punches. There's a groove to it as it picks up the pace and it's really rather catchy; the screamed vocals add an extra dynamic to the track, and it just builds upon itself until it reaches it's angst-ridden climax, before we finish up on "Cold House Collapse"...that guitar solo is worth it alone.
With the ability to combine prog-rock with alt. pop hooks and a sprinkling of heavy vocals and make it not only interesting but enjoyable, Servant Sun are a band that has every bit of potential to succeed. With "Hundred Waves" the tide is certainly in for these Glaswegian's and I encourage you to dip your toes, you wont be disappointed.