Sound — 8
FFTL's transition from the Sonny Moore era to the four piece era starts with an unexpected style. The songs feature a mix of alternative pop rock, with some edges of post-hardcore. Nothing most of us anticipated or expected after the release of "Heroine". Matt's singing however, steals your ears with great clean vocals. And the harmonies & screams thrown in by Travis and Manning puts more depth to Matt's vocals. The guitar work on this album is probably what stands out the most. With energetic, original, sometimes even catchy & heavy riffs, it pulls you in and keeps you listening and craving more.
Lyrics — 7
The guitar work and vocals are great, but the lyrics to the album are the weak point. Going to a mainstream sound, the lyrics are more radio-friendly and less emotional, and at times flat-out boring. In my opinion, it seems that the lyrics tackle the subjects of living your life to the fullest and make the most of everything. Great message, but not really something that will attract FFTL fans and keep them listening. With all this said, I personally like the songs, and I'm always listening.
Overall Impression — 8
Overall, FFTL fans who can live with change will love this album. I love the guitar riffs, the singing and the bass lines. Lyrics may lack interesting subjects, but I can't stop listening. This band has always been original to themselves though. I think maybe the songs that stands out the most on this album is "Deliverence!" and "Two As One". Both have catchy & poppy lyrics mixed with interesting and heavy guitar riffs and singing. If lost, I would buy it again.