Sound — 9
This band has left one of the biggest impressions on me out of all of them. The other reviewer was not far off with the comparison to The Blood Brothers in terms of overall-mayhem of the sounds. The Fall of Troy are able to pull this album together imaginably well. takeing some songs directly from their previous band "Thirty Years War" those songs are "Reasurance Rests At Sea" Rockstar Nailbomb and one or 2 others that I can't pull of the top of my head. Tom is a brilliant guitarist and shows his skill with the instrument but his vocals are where he is lacking but it doesnt't really make to bad of an impression. Tim Ward does an excellent job of playing the bass and his screams complement Tom perfectly in the songs. Andrew pulls it all together with his rythmic beating of the drums.
Lyrics — 8
The lyrics do not show that this band looks up to the blood brothers as the previous reviewer said, they are different in their own respects. Overall I was impressed, Just about all the songs are tinged with a bit of emo, but that's not a bad thing at all, and some of the lyrics are just out there. the songs all stick with the sound of the song and help convey the message behind them. Tom needs some vocal work in this album but it does NOT hinder it much.
Overall Impression — 8
This band compares with Tera Melos, Damiera and Portugal. the man (and would you look at that, the bands I listed are also touring with them! the show I went to was spectacular) The Most impressive songs on the album were "Hey I Just Got This Sympony Going," "Mouths Like Sidewinder Missles," "Sparticus" and "What Sound Does A Mastadon Make" The Bassline in FCPSITSGEPGEPGEP was particulary good and. I love the over all energy that this album gives to you. I would recommend it to anyone that likes energetic music and doesnt't care much about the genres, I would not however reccomend this band to someone that listens to heavy heavy metal. this is almost like a lighter-brighter version of heavy heavy low low and fear before's older tunes.