We've all sat amongst the worn down distant strangers too caught up with the pressure of modern living to raise a smile. We separate ourselves from them with our headphones. We all watched as the news got worse and felt the unspoken collective pressure build, as we bear witness to it, unable to effect a change as it escalated. We all remember a time when it wasn't like this, a sense of nostalgia, for when the world didn't feel so beyond our control. The Heritage is a reaction to all of this. So bleak in places that it consumes you, most notably in "New England" and so beautiful that you transend positive and negative altogether, in "Wren" Her Name Is Calla get bundled into the post rock genre but they really don't belong there. While they understand that their compositions need to be allowed to breath and develop, and you couldn't help but describe their sound as epic, they have nothing in common with the new breed of extended rock bands whose soulless quiet loud dynamic is fast becoming played out. Their's is a sound so dense and beautifully claustrophobic that listening to "The Heritage" almost purges the negative energy you accumulated during the day. Songs like "Motherfucker! Its Alive And Its Bleeding!" are an immediate hit to the senses, as it builds through six minutes of intwining electric and acoustic guitars underpinned by the vocals of Tom Morris, (reminiscent of Aereogramme in the quiet parts) before the drums kick in and the song really sets you free. With repeated listens however, its "New England" that has really taken me over, I cannot find the words to do this song justice. Its the perfect portrait of how living in the city can make you feel sometimes and it touches upon heights not seen since Godspeed called it a day. What Her Name Is Calla touched upon with "The Moment Of Clarity" 7'' they have developed and bettered with "The Heritage". Its a terrific record in terms of both scope and achievement. The use of found sounds to break up the record shows a great sense of timing and an understanding of the importance of space within the piece as a whole that most bands don't even consider. If i had to find a fault its that in places the band seem like they are exercising too much restraint, like they are saving their best for the full length or they were scared of really letting go because we wouldn't be able to comprehend it. They close with the line "Don't blame yourselves..." 9/10