Sound — 9
Nick Perri and Mark Melchiore Jr. do a pretty solid job of creating riffs and their guitar parts match the music and lyrics very well. Nick Perri's solos almost have a Angus Young sound with blues, country, and '70s hard rock influence.
Lyrics — 9
Walt Laffy writes mainly about sex, partying, drugs, love, and breakups. He is an exceptionally well writer. His very best writing on this album is "Heartstrong". His has a good voice, not the best but still good. He also doesn't have very simplistic lyrics. A lot of his stuff sounds thought out while the other little bit seems right on the moment.
Overall Impression — 10
This is their first album. The most impressive songs in the album are "Ain't Coming Home", "Mary Jayne", and "Nothing Stays". I love the retro vibe coming from it, almost like an Aerosmith. I first heard about these guys on a PSP demo disc. They had their "Ain't Coming Home" music video on it and right away I knew I needed to get their album. I don't really like the sometimes country like sound. If I were to lose this album, I would definitely buy it again.