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Heights - Old Lies For Young Lives

Max Barrett
Max Barrett 1 May 2013 at 17.27

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"This may be a new chapter, but the authors are definitely still the same."

Having signed off from the ‘Dead Ends’ era, Heights – with ex-bassist Alex Monty now on vocal duties – have the rather monumental task of producing something as tasty as ’11’s rampantly aggressive debut. Though ‘Old Lies For Young Lives’ retains the raw power and aggression of the Heights of old, the Hertfordshire grinders have found new life from the internal reshuffle and it shows in a slight musical drift. While ‘Eleven Eyes’ is as direct and abrasive as ever, tracks like ‘Windowless’ and ‘Wake Up, Fall Asleep’ show a slower building, darker dimension to the new sound. This may be a new chapter, but the authors are definitely still the same.

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