Originally posted in Valkyrian Music.
After rating their debut EP, “Hateful Things”, 5/5 (read here), I wanted to see if THROUGH THE CRACKS could match it up live. They can.
In support of WE ARE THE CATALYST, THROUGH THE CRACKS took the stage for the first time at Klubb Defused/Sticky Fingers, in Gothenburg. It was precisely the title-track of their EP that kicked off the show, the first notes extended and revamped to form an intro. The crowd didn’t stand that close to the stage, which disappointed me a bit, but every time I glanced back, they were moving their bodies to the rhythm, and would cheer loudly at the end of every song – so the distance, in this case, wasn’t a bad sign after all. All members of the band were quite restless themselves, Jimmy (guitar) and Niklas (bass) even synch-jumping at some point, and Sara headbanging that red hair of hers, as beautiful as her voice, never going out of tune once, not even at the highest notes. After the songs from the aforementioned EP, they closed the gig with a thrilling new song, “Soulless Man”, that follows the heavier path THROUGH THE CRACKS have announced wanting to ride on.“Soulless Man” should be released as a single this fall.