Glenn told the pack crowd that Andrew is one of the best guitarists and songwriters he has ever worked with. That’s one incredible compliment! If Glenn is the voice of rock, Andrew is the guitar maestro!
The easiest way to describe the sound going on here is like a less-catchy version of NICKELBACK, and the band borrows just as much from nineties grunge music as all of the other modern radio-friendly rock bands of today do. The biggest problem with basing your sound around this formula is there is really nothing exciting about it.
So while I have no idea where these guys will rank in anyone’s mind come Album Of The Year polling time, I can safely say that this has been a real pleasure to listen to, review and subsequently share with all of you! Metal has become an increasingly crowded musical universe as the decades have passed, but these guys have the potential to rank among the best of the best if albums this good start becoming the bar they set for future recordings. So congrats fellas: BIGGG thumbs up from my corner!