What I love about this album is that, unlike many "indie-electro" bands which are predominantly the same old three piece guitar led bands with the odd keyboard effect *snore*, Delphic really produce good quality electro riffs in their own right. They are in fact arguably "electro-indie" that is, mostly electro punctuated by the occasional guitar riff - and in my humble opinion all the better for it.
Far from simplistic generic char fodder, each song is made up of many different layers of sound and noise - the heavy use of classic synths, build up, drops and distort in each track gives the album an overall ethereal quality whilst still managing to keep us grounded with some ripping guitar or keyboard riff.
Stand out songs for me are "Doubt", "Counterpoint" and "Remain" - but there really isn't a single track I don't absolutely love, I can quite happily put the whole album on, sit back and let it just play. Bliss. No question though, the stand out track is the 8 minute title track masterpiece; "Acolyte". It is an absolute lesson in how to build a damn fantastic trance track - starting low, brooding with whining guitars, puckered with echo, then the kick of the high hats, the electro riff, a full two minute of build up before the spectacular drop which every time I listen to manages to make me air punch in geekish delight at its sheer awesomeness.
Delphic stand out from the crowd, offering something unique and rather spectacular in the process. They find that nice middle ground between the less than chart friendly electro-core (Crystal Castles, Salem, You only love her coz she is dead etc etc) and their rather dull, safe, uninspiring chart contemporaries (cough - Klaxons, cough - Pigeon Detectives cough cough...) I can't wait for these boys to get on a second album, and I can only hope it lives up to this one. 5/5