Album Name: We Own The Sun Composer: The Heights Band Record Label: None (n/a) Akron’s The Heights Band play a grungy stoner rock through and through. Led Zepplin influenced guitar riffs drone through bluesly wailing vocals. Tempo changes occur with wild abandon as new riffs topple predecessors. Despite the massive tones the band manages to steer clear of well-worn trappings of bands in the genre, opting to let classic rock riffs and tasteful solos work as bridges. Just as you feel like you have a grip on what the band is about with the first two tracks in the record, they go into “Move On,” which rumbles and stomps along at a frantic pace as the vocals take on the ghost of Jack Whites’ past with piercing wild yelps and fluttering falsettos. It then takes a swing and enters into a refrain lead on by epic guitar wailing. Topping it off with intermit shimmering pops leanings, making for quite a listening journey. Unfortunately they do bend into that new hardcore territory, which can come off as jarring. However, fans of throat shredding screaming will probably appreciate it. The band is perhaps most dynamic on “Dirty Woman” which kicks of with a straight ahead guitar riff that takes a turn and drones on while the rhythm section holds true and steady. It crashes into a more frantic riffs and slams right into an extended solo. With the energy that comes across on this disc it is undoubtable that The Heights Band has a dynamic live show.