Matt Scannell and his men in Vertical Horizon may not have been the most productive band in the Modern rock genre. Three albums has been released since the band changed shape in 1999 and released the fantastic Everything You Want. However, I do not think it is wrong to appoint them to be the genre's most reliable act as all albums are of really high class and must haves. Echoes From The Underground is the follow up to Burning The Days from 2009, which was one of the year's strongest albums. This is no exception and will belong to the top records of 2013 with amazing tracks from start to finish. The initial and relatively tough "You Never Let Me Down" written by Matt Scannell and Richard Marx puts the level at once and is one of the strongest tracks on the album. The first single "Broken Over You" is on the same level as the catchy "Half- Light" and "Instamatic" where the Rush drummer Neal Peart guests on drums.
The only slip is "Lovestruck" where the band embarks on the 2013 trend , namely rock / pop mixed with house . Vertical Horizon clearly makes it tasteful and better than most, but still feel that they should not venture into the electronic world.
Apart from that tracks Echoes From The Underground is a very, very good album that you should check out if you like modern and melodic rock!