Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire, England is famous for its tree-lined spaces, its elegant boulevards, the soft fountains and the fanciful neo-Georgian sensibilities that gently and artfully brought space and greenery into the urban living space in the 1920’s.
More importantly for METAL AS RELIGION readers though – is that it’s home to HEIGHTS. Those famous muscle-bound post-hardcore behemoths – who unequivocally and skillfully transcend the bigoted post-metal and hardcore boundaries set by the closed minds and pigeon-holing attitudes of 21st century musical Luddites.
The band released their debut album ‘Dead Ends’ in June 2011 to huge critical acclaim (it received a KKKKK (5/5) rating by Kerrang! ) – their sophomore album ‘Old Lies For Young Lives’ was released in April 29, 2013.
Here’s what he thought:
This is replete with slabs of meaty vocal and monumental chunks of concrete guitar – and these sound-chunks are meshed together with a fiercely dark and pungent array of low-notes that twist in ugly, contorted knots around the guttural voice.
Then – as the light picks up and enters this dark realm – the riffs become whitened and dazzling …
It is only at this stage that we see the truth and anxiety hidden within the depths of this mighty piece.
– © Neil_Mach February 2014 –
HEIGHTS will be appearing at:
REDFEST 2014 25TH-26TH JULY ROBINS COOK FARM, REDHILL, SURREY