Sound — 10
Imagine the incoherent vocals of The Blood Brothers meets the guitar skills on the level of Eddie Van Halen. This is basically the sound of The Fall Of Troy. High energy songs with plenty incoherent vocals and amazing guitar work are basically what make up this band and CD. And the amazing thing is that everyone in this band was still in highschool at the time of this record. The singer and guitarist, Thomas Erak, displays skills beyond his years. Bassist Tim Ward shows he's not another run of the mill bassist by making his own basslines instead of running with the guitar (it's really quite impossible with Thom due to the fact he's shredding all through the song). Drummer does his job great with clean drumming and quite unusually (for TFOT's genre, anyways) not raping the double bass drums. This drum is very unique and a breath of fresh-air to anyone that's trying to get away from the same old generic hardcore bands.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics show that TFOT obviously look up to The Blood Brothers for inspiration with totally random and incoherent lyrics. However, Thom Erak and Andrew Forsman bring these lyrics to life with great screaming from both of them and a very calm, soothing voice from Mr. Erak. Thom alternates between his calm, soothing voice into savage, crazy screams. The skill of this band is amazing and I can't express how skilled they are for all of them being under 20 years old.
Overall Impression — 10
This album is a must-buy for anyone looking for a breath of fresh air. With maniacal, crazy guitar riffs, high energy vocals and high energy songs, this album is flawless. I'd reccomend this to anyone that are fans of The Blood Brothers, Fear Before The March Of Flames, Chiodos, or any other alternative hardcore bands.