Sound — 9
I'm not going to lie, for a small, unknown band like Breaking Point I wasn't expecting much as far as instrumentals go. After listening to Beautiful Disorder I was rather impressed. Analyzing the guitar riffs, bass lines and drum lines, you won't find anything strikingly unique or undeniably complicated. If that's what you're looking for, go buy a Tool album. The rhythms on Beautiful Disorder are very well written though, and many are catchy and memorable. The guitar stands out perfectly, the bass lines were very well written and drive the band's overall sound perfectly and the drums work with the bass and create a solid beat.
Lyrics — 9
Listening to the radio you'll find today that most mainstream bands have very watered down, run-of-the-mill lyrics. Not just for rock bands but also in other genres, especially rap. Breaking Point is one of those bands that actually takes the time to write heartfelt lyrics. Everyone can relate to at least a few of their songs. Some songs on this CD have lyrics that you'd need to read over and over again and ponder to find their meaning. Some the meaning will be obvious. Whatever the case, the lyrics were definitely well-written and Brett's vocal skills perfectly accent the lyrics.
Overall Impression — 9
Breaking point's Beautiful diaster is one of the most entertaining modern rock debut's I've heard in a while. It's not overly emotional, nor does it rely on trendy cliched tempo changes or harsh screaming. It is what it is, straight-forward rock with a hook-heavy sound. Perhaps the strongest aspect of "BP" is their lead vocalist, who's well-pitched, melodic vocals pace well through the music. Breaking Point doesn't stick to just one style either. Some of their songs are slow and thoughtful, others harder but acessible, and some even fly at a post-punk pace. With each track coming in between 3-4 minutes, nothing ever gets boring or hard to sit through, and unlike so many others records where you have to skip track's, "Beautiful Disorder" is good song for song.