Generic Ratings: 1: Crap. 2: Ok. 3: Good. 4: Great
In another case of the B-side being better than the A-side, All Alone Here is for me the stronger song when placed alongside the single Empty Souls. The song features the same musical and tonal style of the bulk of Lifeblood which is a good thing, but it also shares the lyrical repetition and loss of voice of the album, which is a bad thing.
Acoustic guitars and airy noises lead the way for the verses, while a distant electric guitar joins in the chorus but for me the song is a winner because of the melodies which are strong throughout. It’s a shame that the lyrics were not expanded upon instead of merely repeated, but that is only a minor squabble in the face of such beauty. I’m not sure why this one isn’t on Youtube, so click below for a nightmare instead.