Out of Time
Disengage / Evacuate
Skyharbor have called their first album in four years a labor of love, a fortuitous result after weathering the loss of two core members. On the evocatively titled Sunshine Dust, the quintet maintains their hard-rock roots, thanks to their thundering grooves, duelling guitars and agile percussion from new drummer Aditya Ashok. Meanwhile, new vocalist Eric Emery is at his emotive best when he sings about politics (“Dim”), instills courage (“Blind Side”) or confronts mortality (“Sunshine Dust”). Whether singing a delicate lyric or raging through a sonic mayhem, Skyharbor remains a destination for prog-metal fans.