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Review: Flyleaf - New Horizons

Review: Flyleaf - New Horizons

Worshipping guitar almost as much as God, these devout Texan alt-rockers deliver a third full-length of mostly hits but a few misses. New Horizons puts recently departed frontwoman Lacey Sturm’s vocals center stage on songs ranging from the clean-riffed, Paramore-esque “Cage on the Ground” to the heavy-metal caterwaul “Green Heart,” their hardest song to date. While the record packs the occasional such wallop, it loses steam in quieter moments (“Saving Grace”) that sacrifice depth and density for pop hooks, due in part to predictable song structures—heavy riff/anthemic chorus/another heavy riff! In all, New Horizons is emblematic of a band embracing change. Hopefully for Flyleaf, fans do the same. MEGHAN TRAYNOR

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