Absent Light starts out with a breath taking acoustic moment that really sets you up for the feel of the album. It's a fresh take on hardcore music, and that is absolutely wonderful. Not a single chorus feels like a pop album, but at the same time it's not simply a metal album. Misery Signals have created a near perfect blend of alternative and hardcore music. I really don't feel there was any song that could be described as a "miss". It's a great listen all the way through. Absent Light is one of a kind, beautifully executed and overall one of the best hardcore releases of 2013.