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Burning The Days
Vertical Horizon
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Reviewed: 9/24/2009 by Chad


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After a near six year hiatus, Vertical Horizon returns with their brand new album “Burning The Days,” a long awaited return that comes with high expectations from the band’s longtime fans. After all, lead singer Matt Scannell nearly walked away from music completely prior to recording this album. One listen through this album, and you’ll be glad that Scannell had a change of heart. From the haunting opener “All Is Said and Done,” to the melodic undertones of “The Lucky One,” it’s clear Vertical Horizon doesn’t show a bit of rust from their five year hiatus. The soaring guitars, and unforgettable hook in “Save Me From Myself,” make the song an easy fan favorite, but if there is a standout track on the album it is without a doubt a song called “The Middle Ground.” Not only does the song have an unforgettable hook and a driving chorus, it lyrically finds Scannell at his best, and that’s saying a lot for a guy who’s penned a number of multiplatinum hits. Other standout tracks include the laid back beats of “Carrying On,” and the melodic “Afterglow.” Also noteworthy is the building sounds of “Welcome To The Bottom,” reminiscent of the band’s early 90’s rock roots. This album is a perfect showcase for Vertical Horizon’s return to the spotlight, and could easily be one of the best albums of 2009.

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