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THE LIFTED
A REASON TO LIVE
RUDY

The Lifted is a Massachusetts quintet whose hard rock leanings lumps them somewhere in between Chevelle, Staind, and Trapt. The outfit’s 12-track outpouring of emotion is strewn with arena rock hooks, bludgeoning guitar riffs, and absorbent nu-metal choruses, as tracks like “This is My Will” and “5 ½ Hours Later” would sound just as much at home during a sports event as it would pumping out of a tailgater’s speakers outside a rock concert parking lot. Peeking through a metallic sheet, yet holding back enough to emit the kind of heart on your sleeve devices used by merchants of mopey modern rock like Three Days Grace and Cold, A REASON TO LIVE is solid but falls a bit flat, never reaching the heights of the bands they emulate.
www.thelifted.com
- Mike SOS