There is no weak link in this band and it shows. Russell Allen displays more vocal range than he did on the most recent Symphony X album, Mike Portnoy puts on a drum clinic and Mike Orlando absolutely lays waste to every single guitarist in any band that Adrenaline Mob can be compared to. Unfortunately, they've limited their potential to impress by restricting their songwriting to a very specific style of music. This is nothing more than a rock band rocking out at full blast, only stopping for a couple "raise your lighter" moments (the lighter's *flick* at the beginning of "All On The Line" is brilliant). No surprises here. Anyone familiar with last summer's EP will also not be surprised at the the awful lyricism throughout. The few lyrics that aren't terribly cliched only escape that label because even the most unimaginative folks know better than to record such lines. That aside, you'd be hard-pressed to find an album that straight-up rocks as hard as this one does in 2012. "Hit The Wall" is six minutes of unbridled intensity and "Come Undone" is about as good as a cover gets. In an industry filled with countless failed supergroups, these guys have proven that they have what it takes to survive. It will be interesting to see what comes about if there is a follow up album somewhere down the line.
I feel so rocked trying to determine what exactly this album deserves. Like a lot of today's acts, the pros and cons are scattered around so much, the albums disorganized resemblance becomes more of its downfall than the overall composure of it. I can easily say thought that this album has come out on top more than its predecessors, and that is definitely saying a lot.
This album is the definition of uninspired. Really boring and just not inventive at all. Being with Avenged Sevenfold must have really fucked Mike Portnoy's musical integrity up. There are some relatively decent guitar solos though and the cover of Coming undone with Lizzy Hale was decent.
false rock guys i tried pretty much the whole thing had like two or three good songs the rest was fucking boring and this kinda sounds like disturbed with a slightly less (but still) annoying vocalist and it just kinda sucks guys false rock soft not even hard fuck portnoy fat fuck and its barely good enough to be mediocre is this a joke