Soften The Glare debut album "Making Faces" (street release date Sept. 1st 2017) The band consists of bassist Ryan Martinie (Mudvayne), guitarist Bon Lozaga (Gong, Gongzilla) and drummer Mitch Hull. The album was recorded and produced by Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, Scale The Summit).
This Finnish band was active also as a live act in 2004-2008 but sadly folded after releasing only one full album. It would have been interesting to see where they would have gone with more time. "Making Faces" is not only very promising debut, it's finely produced, exciting, original and mature prog rock album. Unfairly short one, but full of intelligence and emotion. Their prog aspect is more Eclectic than Symphonic, rather guitar oriented, and blessed with a suitable amount of pop catchiness - without having much of repetitive chorus-refrain-chorus structures! They don't have any distinctive Finnish sound, instead one could guess they're from England, USA or Sweden.