'natural disaster', the debut offering from the northern Nevada based trio 'the Calmer', is an energetic offering of modern rock smattered with progressive elements, vividly depicting the journey of a young man and his quest to find the one light in his life after awakening to find his world deserted and on the brink of destruction. 'natural disaster' features memorable choruses with soaring melodies (so long, in transit), straight-up rockers (two against the world, violently shaking), as well as thought-provoking extended compositions that take the listener for a ride (the storm, untitled), all boiling down to the near 18-minute sprawling epic conclusion, 'toward the light'. unlike most popular music today, 'natural disaster' adheres to the philosophy that music is more than a series of notes you can bob your head to for 3 minutes whilst partaking in other activities: the individuals in the Calmer believe that music should be an experience. Using techniques such as unconventional time signatures as well as recurring themes and extended instrumental passages, even those burnt out on modern rock as it stands today should find something to enjoy here. A year and a half in the making, this is more than a collection of songs: it is a story, an adventure, and it will not be something soon forgotten.