Album review

Pilot To Gunner - Games At High Speeds

There's no doubting Pilot To Gunner's conviction. From opening track "Every Minute Is A Movie" on, this careers forth on densely knotted anthemics that are passionate and exhilarating. Guitarist Pat Hegarty displays a staggering sonic range, while Scott Padden's breathless articulacy compounds the urgency. But for all their complexities, Pilot To Gunner repeat their explosive shifts too often. At a concise 32 minutes, though, such limitations are a minor aggravation.

Rating: 2 / 10


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