Holy Fire is 'Foals’ third full-length , and their sonic character has become almost unrecognizable from the tight corners and adolescent wit of their first, Antidotes. Surely this is the time that we begin to discuss words like “maturity.” What I’ll say is that Foals has grown into the sound they seem most confident and comfortable in. In that way, Holy Fire is Foals’ most honest work to date. For a lot of rock bands–especially those with punk or math inclinations–channeling the frenetic and frustrated nature of youth into more subtle and complex emotions is what the battle for “maturity” is all about. Given nuggets like the absolutely stunning third minute of “Milk & Black Spiders,” Foals has learned to calmly deliver packages of dynamite, delicate and volatile.