The Horrors have done a few interesting things with Skying
, their latest romp. The band integrates a few of modern alternative quirks quite well with an appealing and even-tempered sound on top; percussive oddities give way to pleasant choruses, and crunchy synths melt into reverberated hooks. Skying
is a concentrated reduction of a plethora of stadium rock, stripping out the extraneous bits of bloated fluff and focusing on what makes a good, loud, reverb-soaked alt-rock track (and ultimately an entire album of such) appealing. Moving well beyond their pre-EP buzz and through the rough edges of their youth, The Horrors have found a new maturity on their third LP, the one worthy of their "record collector" rock label.