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Back to the Good Ole' Days (Sorta)!
on February 5, 2013
This album is superb! At first, I felt like it tailed off to the boring side after you get past track 8, but it really GROWS on you. This group has always been one of my favorites, and this album really gives the Discovering the Waterfront vibe. I listened to that album nearly everyday for a year straight; this album is going to be no different!
Quick edit: People keep saying "They've kept their sound the same." or "They haven't changed." Nobody is saying it's a bad thing, but the fact is, it's not true AT ALL. It shows through Shane's voice and the heaviness of their work. Listen to When Broken is Easily Fixed and then listen to this album and tell me his scream isn't more polished and powerful than their first album. Then listen to the guitars only and tell me they are aren't any heavier.
They have evolved into such a great band, it's crazy. I understand what people are saying; maybe the STYLE hasn't changed, but the polish of Shane's voice and the technical/heaviness of the guitars has gotten better and better. I think maybe a new lead guitarist is just what they needed to find that they have a lot left in the tank.