While probably not as dark or heavy as most fans have wanted this is still a decent album. The production is some of the best so far. As expected almost all the songs are catchy as hell and will stay stuck in your head for a long time after you've finished listening. It's only downfall is really it's inconsistency and the clash between lyrical style and music. Songs like Stuttering and Bear With Me really help keep this album going.
When all is said and done, this album is pure Bayside. Deep, emotional, scorching, lyrics mixed with a diverse selection of style of music pulling elements from almost every genre of rock. It's catchy and most of the lines are sure to stay with you. It's a must listen to any Bayside fan and a good listen for any fans of the emotional rock genre. It's a solid rock album that shows the band hasn't quite thrown in the towel yet (they've been going on 14 years now) and that they're going to continue to rock us