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Heaven Image
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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Toronto-based rock band was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Rob Schnapf.
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  1. Sep 11, 2018
    80
    Like each of the other eight explosive and grinding grunge tracks that make up Heaven, I Feel Free works to wipe the slate clean and start afresh. Despite the ferocity, there is undoubtedly uplift woven into the very fabric of each of Heaven’s blistering tracks.
  2. Sep 14, 2018
    80
    That deeply empathic acknowledgment of the darkness that chases us coupled with messages of positivity to help us keep running, keep moving forward, and stay ahead of that same darkness. More so than the volume of the guitars or drums, or the feral power of Monks’ screams, it's this that makes Heaven feel so damn heavy.
  3. 80
    As the album’s title implies, this is transcendent stuff.
  4. Q Magazine
    Sep 11, 2018
    80
    The Toronto group's grunge underworld is floodlit by stadium-sized drums and vast, airborne melodies. [Oct 2018, p.108]
  5. Sep 13, 2018
    80
    The power gained from its creation can be felt in the way the band crash their way through its nine songs, and will undoubtedly also transmit to anyone who presses play.
  6. Sep 14, 2018
    78
    ith “Sober Motel” especially, Dilly Dally subtly chip back at the ways music is exploited under capitalism. Its greatest element, as ever, is Monks’ rare voice--jagged, on fire, intoxicating itself.
  7. Sep 14, 2018
    70
    Heaven leans into the cliché. It prompts us to think seriously about what it means for music to rescue us, sincerely, from the depths.

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