The album kicks off Wanted which is an upbeat, bouncy, anthem of a song. The backing guitar is almost surf rock in style which is pretty cool. It’s fairly catchy overall and basically sets the tone for the album. They’ve shown they know how to write hooks while still maintaining a bit of the edge. There are a few other stand out tracks like the slower paced Reunion which features nice harmonizing from the two vocalists. The song Beat It From The Chest is a pretty pumping anthem that’s a lot of fun. Tragedy In A Minor works but reminds me a lot of 90’s Alt Rock/Ska.
However some of the songs unfortunately fall in the age old trap of mediocrity in accessibility. For instance the songs The Devil In Me and Injuries really sound like songs we’ve heard before, not that they’re bad, just they fail to stand out. They’re catchy and yeah they can hook you but they’re fairly mundane overall. It’s something that will play well on the radio but probably not so much with fans.
This album definitely marks a bit of a change for the band. While most of the songs still have their trademark flair they’ve been polished to add a bit of accessibility. A few songs go a bit too far and come off as generic and give a sense of deja vu but thankfully most of the songs are strong enough to carry it through. What this album does is present a good jumping off point for people to get into the band. If you haven’t heard of them before or haven’t given them a chance now is definitely the time.