Sound — 8
The sound of The Moment on this album, their first release, is very similar to common pop-punkish/emo/rock style of music. This band was formed after the demise of another Northern IL band, God's Reflex and some of the songs were actually re-worked, that had been written before the bands demise. According to rumor, The guitar player was actually supposed to sing on the album, but he had a sore throat that day. So the bass player (Zach Newman who sang and played bass for God's Reflex) did the vocals and back-up vocals who did all the vocals while he was in the band. Unfortunatley this album is not very widely available. You may be able to get it one of the bands many shows. The overall recording of the album is mediocre, but it is still a great album.
Lyrics — 9
The lyrical stylings of Zach Newman are more "emo" than anything, after spending so many years in God's Reflex I'm sure it was hard to escape the stylings that he had used there, but it progress all the way up until he left the band. The lyrics also fit very well with music, there isn't anything anywhere, where the lyrics do not go well with the music. The singers voice is pretty good, but if he had more bass in his voice then they be outstanding, that is the only downfall is that he has more of a treble/midrange voice with little to no bass.
Overall Impression — 10
It doesn't really compare to any other band out there, it is very unique in it's own right using the occasional drum programming and the also occasional bleep and bloop. The most impressive songs on the album are probably "If Only We Were Saints" and "Still Afraid Of Trains". I love this entire album there is even a hidden grindcore track at the end that the band was just having fun with. If something were to happen to this album I would do my very best to get a brand new copy of it, even though it is very rare.