Tired of their usual approach to making albums, Canadian punk band the Flatliners decided to try something more in-the-moment for their fourth album, Dead Language. Capturing the songs live as a band rather than going through the long process of tracking, overdubbing, then overdubbing again, etc., the energy of the Flatliners' live performances really shines through, imbuing the album with an energy that is often lost in the sterile confines of the studio. While some bands need that kind of safety net, these guys excel without it, making Dead Language an album that's sure to please fans of the band's live set.
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AllMusic Review by Gregory Heaney