Expectations are a funny thing. Being new to the band, before listening to this album I noticed that it was on Wind-Up Records, the home of Creed, Evanescence, 12 Stones and the like. I was pleasantly surprised that the album owed more to Brit-Pop than to their label-mates.
The band has retained some of the electronic elements of 2006’s Centuries Before Love and War . These are most effective on the slower songs that close the album. The question is will the expectations of fans of their last album see this album as a move in the wrong direction?
What I found was a solid album of songs with plenty of production values and polish. The down side to having a whole album of good songs is that none may stand out to become a hit single. Most of the songs could just pop up on one of the many of shows like Grey’s Anatomy.
Try the songs Racing Lights, End of All Time and The Aviator