You know those days when you're a little hammered and it's really cold outside and so you just kind of seclude yourself for a bit but you still have a good time regardless? I'm trying to find better music to jam during those situations than Defiance and so far my search has been fruitless save for a couple of records. Everything that made their first two records so enjoyably awesome makes a return here, and though not all that much separates it from its predecessors, there are some slight differences. For one, this album has "Dagger Moon" and "Walking On My Grave", which are both in the running for the best Dead Moon song. The album also has two of their best quieter, slower numbers here in "I'm Out Nine" and "Unknown Passage". Pound-for-pound, this may be the trio's finest release, the release where every last part of their songwriting, aesthetic, production, and lyricism were performed as well as they possibly could be, and in the context of the rest of their discography that's definitely saying a lot.