The second full-length release from Liberty Lies is massive, fourteen tracks including two bonus ones, and it hits the spot for the most part. The musical ability of these guys is second to none and the quality of the album as a whole is excellent. The first three tracks are absolute stonkers, “United Nothing” kicks it all off in rip-roaring fashion with stylish guitars and vocals that will blow your mind while “Four Walls” is a more laid back track with a really catchy beat that will have you tapping your foot to it.
“Mouth Breathers” kicks it up a notch with a pulsating track; it has a real opus feel to it that just builds throughout, a real gem. “Different Tongues” is a slow builder that has a real funky drum beat running through the track and has an Alter Bridge sound off it, one word to describe it is awesome. “Letters” is a slow number that soothes the soul with some seriously cool guitars. “A Thousand People” is full of gnarly riffs and Tom Morello style guitars with kicking drums and bass with Shaun Richards absolutely killing it vocally. “The Day the World Is Done” is funky bluesy track that builds slowly and a riff that sounds like something from Jeff Wayne’s “War of The Worlds” just hooks you from the start. “Family Tree” is a great track that goes up and down from a grinding opening to something you expect to hear from Hozier, but it is the strength of the vocals matched with classy guitars and a really thick base that just make it a brilliant track.
“Coming Home” is a real rocker, crisp guitars with a hammering drum beat throughout and a silky solo thrown in for good measure. “These Dark Days” could very well be on a Santana album it’s such a smooth number that just captures you for the full seven minutes. “Are You Listening” is a full-force kick in the face compared to the previous track full of anger, crashing drums, gnarly riffs and again really powerful vocals. “Align” is a piano-led track slow and sorrowful. There are two bonus tracks on the album the first of which is “Slower”, and is anything but, a pulsating song that just screams rock-n-roll. “Blame” closes out an epic album in epic fashion with some serious guitar play and a pounding drum beat and bassline that will leave you begging for more.
This is a brilliant album and has a bit of everything that will keep the multitudes happy
Liberty Lies are:
Shaun Richards Vocals
Adam Stevens Drums
Josh Pritchett Guitars
Miles Bagshaw Bass