At the point in time where everyone thought that this band has finally settled it style something in between of grunge and punk rock, comes So Much For The Afterglow to turn things upside down. Alexakis is lured towards a new music direction, that of alternative rock, which starts gaining ground during the late 90s. The transition is difficult for die hard fans to accept. Listen for example "So Much For The Afterglow" or "Amphetamine" which show a band so mature that is ready to excel in everything but alternative rock. Then on the other hand you listen to songs such as "Sunflowers", "Father of Mine", "Why I Don't Believe In God" and you hear a fearless, unconventional band which is determined to get out of its comfort zone and try something new, to go with the flow. Everclear live the most controversional days of their career.