Sound — 10
Since the last LE album, 'Modern Artillery' the boys have put out a greatest hits collection and have done a series of gigs around Australia promoting State Of Emergency. They keep aussie punk rock alive as this album hits the audience in the face with thier energy and awesome guitar solos. Every single song sounds different from the last and its truly amazing to hear such variety. theres no limit to the singles they could release of this album, and i'm looking forward to the b-sides.
Lyrics — 8
The lryics are up to TLE's standards and continue to impress with tracks like the addictive 'Wake Up'. It's simple yet harrowing lyric "suicidal education, got sold to our generation" sung by the likes of 6 year old kids makes you wanna go out and hit the politians for being such dicks. Chris Cheney has focused on the guitar work of his other LE albums and this time the vocals were the main focus. With bassist Scott providing harmony and this time drummer Andy, joining in on the vocals it's truly a awesome listening experience and fit in with the guitar double bass and kit perfectly.
Overall Impression — 10
This album is jsut great. It is personally my favourite TLE album and I am going to buy ti again jsut for the free hour and a half dvd that comes with it here in aus. Every single song makes you wanna mosh your arse off, with more focused moshing on songs like "Whats On Your Radio?" and "Reborn." I have seen them twice in the last 6 months and they dont dissapoint live either. Overall this album just rules and is the best way to kick of a new year. Well done Living End.