Flyleaf "New Horizons"
by Kevin Thorson (cmaddict.com) on 2012-11-01 11:03:48
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Hard rock giants Flyleaf released their latest full length album "New Horizons" this last Tuesday. Flyleaf fans such as myself have very eagerly awaited their next album. After much too much time the newest project has finally arrived only to bring with it some very sad news, which I'll get into later in the review. But first, the music.

As expected Flyleaf brings the hammer down on this album striking off huge riffs and blasting out absolutely gigantic anthems. Ironically this is probably their most passionate and tender project they've released. And I say that more in a lyrical way. It's an overall feeling. It's a Flyleaf tender. The tracks are still heavy enough just not as sharp edged as previous albums. There are no particularly "slow" songs on it which is mostly true of all Flyleaf projects. This makes for a great listen however as it flows nicely from each song. Great track layout for absorbing end to end.

One of the things I've always appreciated from the group was their ability to reach such a wide audience and still be so bold in their message and faith. That really shows through on this album. They truly have a heart for the lost and hurting. "New Horizons" is very aptly titled. It's also appropriate considering the next steps for the band, namely going on without the lead of Lacey's one of a kind wails. Yes, the sad part. So even though Flyleaf will continue on with a new female lead, Lacey will be sorely missed. We can only pray that she is blessed in this change of direction and, yes, new horizons.

What else is there to say. Blazing guitars, anthemic choruses drenched with passionate one of a kind vocals and deep lyrics. Flyleaf albums are few and far between but they're never a let down. Best release yet? Definitely.



Rating: 5 out of 5

Genre: Hard Rock
Label: A&M/Octone
Release Date: October 30, 2012
Buy it: Amazon

Tracklist:
1. Fire Fire
2. New Horizons
3. Call You Out
4. Cage on the Ground
5. Great Love
6. Bury Your Heart
7. Freedom
8. Saving Grace
9. Stand
10. Green Heart
11. Broken Wings

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12. Mama




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