Metrik earned plenty of praise for his 2014 debut album, Universal Language, which cannily fused '90s tech-step, jungle and hardcore influences with Hospital Records' usual fluid, "disco D&B" sound. This follow-up is, if anything, even better. From the moment he unleashes the saucer-eyed positivity of opener "Hi", Life/Thrills whizzes past at a breakneck speed, with the entertainment factor high throughout. Highlights naturally come thick and fast, from the radio-friendly cheeriness of future anthem "Chasing Sunrise" (featuring vocalist Elizabeth Troy), and Ragga Twins hook-up "Worldwide" (reggae-breaks goes D&B), to the glistening, progressive house influenced stepper "Northern Lights", and glistening, LTJ Bukem-style liquid roller "Signal".
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