Sound — 7
I have had the honor of getting an early copy of the album so I will post a review for those whom it may concern. This album was some what hard to judge compared to Contraband but here we go. There is defintly more musical influence's on this record. Some of the intro's like on the song, "She Builds Quick Machines" are stong. And in my opinion, a song has to have a strong intro. "Let It Roll" has a great intro to. I have rated the song to the best of my obility. Some of the songs on this album almost have a punky feel, or pop like feel to them. Which isn't a bad thing. But others like, "She Builds Quick Machines," "Just Sixteen," are great up beat rock songs with great intro's. there really isn't much of a story that I can see behind this album. It just seems like a group of guys trying, and completing to make a great rock album.
Lyrics — 6
The thing about Scott (frontman), is that you can't really tell what he is talking about. Like sometimes there videos are completly different than what sounds like there singing. It just doesn't fit sometimes. But on the song "The Last Fight" the lyrics are strong, and really emotionall sounding, he has a good gift for melody. I wish he would use his voice better. He is definitly albe to do more than he did I think.
Overall Impression — 7
It almost sounds like some "Snakepit" stuff (Slash's band). But There really isn't any other album it sounds like. it's got it's own thing going on. In my opinion, the strongest songs are, "She Builds Quick Machines," "The Last Fight," "For A Brother," and "Just Sixteen." I love this album, cause it is really melodic. It's got great solos, and guitar work (bass to) drums are great, the vocal melody could be better on some songs, but over all is a great album. If I lost this album, I would go out that same day and get another copy. any music love sould get a copy.