Balance and Composure has always been one of those bands that has been on my radar, although never the subject of my sole attention. I had been reading several reviews about their newest album and how divisive it was, so when I was offered the opportunity to do a live review for The Poly Post, I couldn’t turn it down.
Balance and Composure played to a sometimes raucous, sometimes subdued crowd at The Glass House in Pomona on Wednesday in support of their third album, “Light We Made.”
The band’s departure from their punk/post-hardcore roots, trading in distorted guitars for more polished vocals, has created a divide in their sound and their fan base.
Members of the audience were a mix of angsty and indie rockers distinctive of Balance and Composure’s old and new phases, which made for a volatile blend.