British rock band Young Guns has definitely been making waves. They were recently named the I Heart Radio/Clear Channel “New Artist of the Month” and have steadily been building up a dedicated fanbase. They have all the prerequisite criteria for a quality modern rock band – great pumping rhythms, good amounts of distortion, the ability to switch between intense moshy tracks and rock ballads, etc.
Although their chord progressions and overall sound is a little too vanilla for me, one standout factor in this album is Gustav Wood’s vocals (by the way, he was named no. 31 in Kerrang’s list of “50 Greatest Rockstars in the World Today”). His voice moves fluidly from strong and powerful to sultry and tender, all with a sense of elegance. It definitely adds an edge to complement the high energy of the music.
Favorite tracks so far? The title track “Bones” – the chorus is especially anthem-like, it just makes me want to be in a concert crowd right this instant. Another one worth checking out is “Towers (On My Way)”, a dance-y rock track with a more upbeat swing tempo. Be sure to check out their album Bones which hit stores September 4th!
01. I Was Born, I Have Lived, I Will
02. Dearly Departed
04. Towers (On My Way)
05. A Hymn For All I’ve Lost
06. You Are Not
07. Brother In Arms
08. Learn My Lesson
09. Everything Ends
Run Time: 39:04
Release Date: September 4, 2012
Check out the song: “Bones”