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4.0 out of 5 stars
Back to Basics, 28 Jan. 2013
Just sat through my first play through of the new album. It's very much a back-to-basics approach.
Compared with their last offering Welcome Home Armageddon, Conduit is very much a push towards punchy, high octane songs like Broken Foundation. You can still hear the well-honed melodies that permeate through the majority of the band's work (listen to Elements and Best Friends). But you can hear a large push towards early FFAF, songs like The Art Of American Football spring to mind.
Be prepared to be grabbed by the scruff of the neck and dragged through this at pace. You can feel the band's enthusiasm growing with every song, right up to the fantastic High Castles.
It's raw, it's energetic, it's refreshing and it's very very good.