Sound — 8
(həd) p.e.'s Insomnia has an excellent mix of Funk, Hardcore, and Punk/Rock style guitar riff in the album "Insomnia". Song's like "Don't Let Me Down" or "Game Over" clearly show their Punk/Rock guitar riffs with catchy Choruses and "Jump around your lounge room pretending you're at a live concert." style music. Songs like "Mirrorballin" shows their more Funk style music with a bassline covered with female vocals over the top that gets stuck in your head WAY too easily. However the song has a terrible intro and chorus that lets the song down by thrashing out the vocals and guitars a little too much. The album is without a doubt some of (həd) p.e.'s best music to date. The album also changes a little from their original style of music that had Hardcore style guitar with Funk bass filling out the background coupled with Rap style vocals. Instead it leans a lot more toward the Punk/Rock scene and going further away from the Hardcore scene. However the Hardcore influence is noticable throughout the album.
Lyrics — 6
The lyrics where alright. I wouldn't say they were great. It was too full of course language to be acceptable really. Although in some songs it added a crude humour that really enhanced the song such as "Mirrorballin". The lyrics show the band's "Don't give a f--k" attitude about life along without theme's of rebellion (Tienanman Squared), sex (Mirrorballin), freaking out children (Mad House), and Free Mason beliefs (Atlantis A.D.).
Overall Impression — 8
Overall the album sets the band apart from other artists once again in the sence that the Funk/Hardcore/Punk/Rock style music is a unique blend that could only be pulled off by (həd) p.e. The best songs on the album would be: Mirrorballin, Don't Let Me Down, Game Over, Comeova2nite. I love the way that (həd) p.e. refuses to conform to the norm of music by making a stand for what they believe regardless of how distastefull to most people it might be. However the language coupled with some blasphemy does make it a bit questionable to some people out there. Overall a great album.