“Dirty Little Girl” is dominated by meaty guitar riffs and gritty vocals. Driving guitars set the steady pace for “Save Me.” Vocalist James Hart delivers an empowering performance here. The chorus hook is sure to draw you in. “Here With Me” is a little more glossy than the tracks that preceded it. It still has that rock edge, but is clearly a song set up for the radio. Hart shows his vocal diversity here. “So Addicted” sound like it was plucked right from the Alice in Chains or Stone Temple Pilots catalog. “Saloon Song” is undeniably catchy, and tells the tale of a bar hook up that lead to a long love affair. Burn Halo comes with all barrels blazing on “Our House.” “Falling Faster” is a predominately acoustic ballad with an over-the-top chorus. “Anejo” brings the energy level back up.
Vocalist James Hart said he wanted to go out there and create a straight-up rock record with commercial appeal. Well, Hart hits the nail on the head with Burn Halo’s debut. This album is pure modern-era rock with plenty of heavy riffs and melodic vocals. Burn Halo reminds me the current rock sound being put forth by Hinder or Rev Theory. Halo is in great company indeed.