Top critical review
2 people found this helpful
on 3 April 2005
HI4H's new album is a definate progression from their first. I'm a big HI4H fan and thought their first album was brilliant. The band always possessed a certain maturity to their songwriting that you don't find in similar bands like Finch and Boysetsfire. On this album they have tried to take that songwriting to the next stage, introducing different musical ideas and concepts into the pretty templated Hardcore/Emo genre.
Tracks 1,2,4,7,8 are the standout tracks for me with ;They will call us savages' being my personal favourite. However you get the impression this album was made on a budget and they ran out of money towards the end. The last 3 tracks are probaly the worst HI4H have done, with the ending instrumental just feeling like a tacky 'unfinished song' tagged on the end. If all the tracks were as good as Savages etc, then this could've been album of the year. Still, a pleasing result.