Two EPs in three years is hardly a prolific turnaround from London quartet The Reverse. Nevertheless it does serve to emphasise that this band have developed on the promise of their first EP 'Downtime', taken their sound to the next level and in doing so emerging with their own identity. 'Carry The Light' is a superb start; it's a song in which vocalist Nathan Loughran comes in to his own as his voice has now perfected a bruised, yearning quality. Furthermore, the guitar work is still lugubrious but now spikier and a crisp production brings out these improvements still further. Of the other songs, 'Secrets' adds effectively to the torment and angst whilst - contrary to its title - 'Don't Take My Love Away' is the most positive offering and can be viewed almost as an anthem. Finally 'In A Cage, Under The Ground' rounds things off with a return to a more sombre feel. So despite the recording gap, The Reverse prove their worth with a more polished EP, which deserves recognition on a much wider scale.