Having made a name for themselves over the last few years as one of hardcore's most honest and sincere bands, Praise now prepares to deliver one of the most anticipated records of the year. "Lights Went Out" builds upon the foundation of the band's two previous EPs ("Growing. Changing. Healing." and "Two Songs") and exceeds the standards set with their earlier work. Strong references to the evolving mid-'80s Dischord Records catalog (Minor Threat, Embrace, Dag Nasty) meld effortlessly with the urgency of melodic straightedge bands like Verbal Assault and Turning Point in a way that only Praise can. Recorded with Will Yip (Title Fight, Blacklisted) "Lights Went Out" sounds... well, perfect: the product of years of painstaking development and evolution, crafted with precision and care, finetuned to the highest standards and delivered with confidence. Lyrically, Andy Norton offers himself to you unprotected by pretense and unfiltered by ego and confronts his insecurities with an honesty and vulnerability that few people can. This is the kind of record that helps others by sharing the burden.