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A welcome return to the signature Project 86 sound,
This review is from: Picket Fence Cartel (Audio CD)
A couple years ago, when Rival Factions came out, I was taken aback by the new-fangled electronic sound that Project 86 took on. It took some getting used to, and I eventually warmed up to it, but it still didn't seem quite like Project. I have a friend who introduced me to them back when Truthless Heroes hit the shelves, and he still hasn't forgiven them for the new sound. He was skeptical and hesitant about buying Picket Fence Cartel.
I must say, that after listening to this album through a few times, I am very happy that Project returned back to their signature sound, with a bit of the electronic influence still remaining. There are several songs that are very well-written, both musically and lyrically. Overall, it's easy to tel that this album was made to be listened to all the way through. While some songs are better than others, there aren't any that I'd skip over automatically. I can confidently say that every track is worth listening to on this album.
I also enjoy the subtle increase in metal influence in this album. There were several times where I thought "Is that a hint of Metallica?"
Project 86 is still going strong on their eighth release.