From page 76 of Classic Rock Magazine June 2011
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The new Biffy Clyro? Wait, come back...
The success of Biffy Clyro has apparently sparked a resurgence in Scotland’s rock scene. As well as sharing a broad geographical location and fondness for unsightly facial hair, Glasgow’s Twin Atlantic serve up the same combination of roof-lifting altrock anthems and unrepentantly Caledonian delivery as their X Factor -bothering countrymen. With Pixies/Foo Fighters producer Gil Norton rubberstamping their credentials, their second album finds the foursome leaping between abrasive noise ( The Ghost Of Eddie ), crashing, 21st-century boogie ( Dreamember ) and sparse, string-assisted regret ( Crash Land ). Frontman Sam McTrusty admirably refuses to water-down his broad brogue, though it’s a pity they didn’t do the same with some of their more smart-arse song titles ( Yes, I Was Drunk and Serious Underground Dance Vibes among them). A minor blip on an otherwise impressive record. ■■■■■■■■■■