Sound — 8
Dead Poetic pull off the classic combination of screaming vocals and heavy guitar riffs. Since Four Wall Blackmail, they have grown so much musically. They say they don't want to be labelled anything more than a hard-rock band, but an awesome hard rock band they are!
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are powerful and just hit you with cold reality. "But you could've lived forever, it took smiles to keep you alive," - The Dream Club Murders. Their lyrics have so much meaning, and when entwined with Brandon's voice and the rest of the band, the feeling and what they're trying to tell you just hits you so easily.
Overall Impression — 10
New Medicines isn't a commericalized album that focuses just on selling out, yet they would appeal to the commercial audience. Their passion for their music and Christ is so strong. Personally I think the songs that stand out from New Medicines are The Dream Club Murders and Glass In The Trees because they have such strong meaning and the way they bring the melody, guitar riffs and screaming together is outstanding. They have gotten so far since Four Wall Blackmail but they should start experimenting with a softer sound, since Brandon Rike (lead vocalist) is developing a voice that can scream really well, but can do so much more in a melodical style. To sum it up, their album is just total, rock-out madness (in other words, it's awesome).