A Brilliant Lie make some killer catchy tunes and you’ll be hard pressed not to sing and dance along when listening to their infectious brand of rawk on their latest, Threads: Weaver.
Almost like Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia fronting The Receiving End Of Sirens, Tara Lightfoot’s vocal performance is a unique breath of fresh air within Threads: Weaver as heard from the beginning on “The Tarot” which is immediate yet inviting with an urgency of a band with something to say. With twin guitar attacks from Jason Lemrond and Matthew Movens, Chris Lane’s frenetic drumming , and a low end that certifiably hums from Nick Scout, A Brilliant Lie shine with these intricate moments of beauty, ahem, woven throughout the sonic fabric of each song here.
“Unwoven” is that epic post-rawk noise that really hits home with a barrage of Lane’s drumming to start things off as Lightfoot stretches her vocal chops culminating in a repeated refrain of “Am I awake or dreaming?” Elsewhere, “A Burial” is like the next great Fall Out Boy sing-a-long as Lightfoot’s croons soar out over the wall of sound created by Movens and Lemrond.
“I Was Never Her” is earnest and heartfelt and slows up the proceedings ever so slightly before “Tiny Secrets” closes out the mini album with that same sense of immediacy that started it off as A Brilliant Lie batter listeners over the head with a heaping helping of heartfelt heavy rawk.