By Young Guns
Young Guns are back with their follow up to 2010's All Our King's Are Dead, with their new offering Bones. In true Young Guns style, the album is filled with heavy guitars, woeful lyrics and jump around songs that will have audiences pumped at their shows this month.
To kick off is album opener "I Was Born, I have Lived, I will Surely Die", which screams out with their guitars and drawls of lead singer Gustav Wood, in a good way though. When listening to the album, it is clear to hear the heart clenching lyrics dear to him.
The album follows on from this first track, with more sing along tunes and enormous drum kicks, that would sit well in bigger venues that which they are currently playing. This is a band which should definitely be bigger than what they are. Bones will hopefully help in that quest.
The title track "Bones" is a foot tapping beat to start, with the infectious guitars breaking into the song to give it the lift Young Guns are brilliant at doing. Stand out tracks, which grabbed my full ear attention are the first single from this album "Learn My Lesson" and "Towers (on my way)". However, all the songs included have their perks and will have you dancing around the room (Ahem).
The band has excelled with this album. Bones is a winner in my opinion; they have grown from the EP Mirrors, which I first heard way back, in a tiny club, and have come into their own. Own is indeed what they have done in the rock world with this album.
The band will be everywhere in 2012, without a doubt, and after their current club tour, I'm sure bigger venues will beckon them. A great feel good album which sing a longs are necessary, when listening and an album I will definitely have on repeat this year.