New Model Army, ‘High’ (Attack Attack)
Sounding more like pissed young men than a principled band in its third decade, England’s New Model Army still makes fervid, dramatic punk rock that stops just short of overzealous hectoring. The powerhouse drumming and forceful vocals on their tenth album have a cranked-up sophistication, guided by a strong sense of melody. And while the title track adds strings to balance Justin Sullivan’s urgent declamations (“Pay no heed to the unfaithful messengers”), the more ferocious “Wired” and “All Consuming Fire” make their point with sheer muscle.
Now Hear This: New Model Army – “Wired” DOWNLOAD MP3