online listen
UK groups second album
arena rock maybe
nice vocals but nothing new
liked the last track but that's it
the clip is one of my worst
if that's the single, good luck with that
1.3 from me and a converted 2.0 from the pros at allmusic

from the album - Towers

released Sept 4th, 2012

Bio - from allmusic

English alternative rock outfit Young Guns formed in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire in 2003. The quintet, which
features the talents of vocalist Gustav Wood, bassist Simon Mitchell, drummer Ben Jolliffe, and guitarists John
Taylor and Fraser Taylor, turned heads in 2009 with their debut EP Mirrors. The groupís penchant for apocalyptic
lyrics and huge, stadium-ready anthems drew comparisons to artists like LostProphets and Taking Back Sunday, and
landed them an opening slot for the first night of Bon Jovi's London residency at the O2 arena. Striking while the
iron was hot, the band released their full-length debut, All Our Kings Are Dead, the following year. The group's
sophomore outing, Bones, was recorded in Thailand with former Sikth guitarist Dan Weller.

Album Review - from allmusic

Riding the crest of the British emo-rock wave, High Wycombe five-piece Young Guns' 2010 debut, All Our Kings Are
Dead, offered little to differentiate the group from the likes of You Me at Six, Kids in Glass Houses, or the
countless other bands that have cornered the Kerrang! market since the rise of Lostprophets. Despite frontman Gustav
Wood's claims that their second album, Bones, recorded in locations as diverse as a luxury studio in Thailand and a
shed in the small village of Little Marlow, is something of a rebirth, the majority of its 12 tracks encounter
exactly the same indistinguishable problems as their first. Their ability to create full-throttle, ear-shattering
stadium rock anthems is never in doubt, as evident on the rabble-rousing call-and-response nu metal title track, the
aggressive glam-tinged punk of "Towers (On My Way)," and the propulsive Foo Fighters-esque opener, "I Was Born, I
Have Lived, I Will Surely Die." But with previous producer Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Rise to Remain) back on board
and a continued reliance on the quiet verses/loud chorus formula and overblown angst-ridden lyrical themes, it's
very much a case of business as usual, with only the blue-collar post-rock of "Brother in Arms" and the stripped-
back melancholy of closer "Broadfields" fully living up to their rather bold statement of intent. Indeed, with the
most uncharacteristic offerings appearing courtesy of the two brief interludes, the bandmembers only seem interested
in dipping their toes in more experimental waters, which is a shame considering that the reflective balladry of "A
Hymn for All I've Lost" and the chiming instrumental "Interlude" suggest they're more than capable of deviating from
the norm. Bones is undeniably still a solid follow-up that should consolidate their second-tier status, but they'll
have to change the record next time around if they want to move into U.K.'s alt-metal big league.

Track Listing

1. I Was Born, I Have Lived, I Will Surely Die
2. Dearly Departed
3. Bones
4. Towers On My Way
5. Hymn For All I've Lost
6. You Are Not
7. Brother In Arms
8. Learn My Lesson
9. Everything Ends
10. Interlude
11. Headlights
12. Broadfields