These boys have worked backwards from their start four years ago. They immediately were setup with Songwriter Desmond Childe who wanted them as the new pop act/posterboys. This didn’t sit well with the band, so they broke their ties with him and spent the next four years working their vision of the band.
Although this album is very reminiscent of Creed, I still find that it stands out quite well on its own. Better in fact than Creed’s.
Memorial Day is the song that stands out for me. A hauntingly beautiful melody, executed with style, dealing with a heavy subject, but treated efficiently.
Now, although the sound is overall commercial, it’s not Pop and it’s still melodic enough not to be Metal. They could easily have the Posterboy look, but that’s something they’ll have to live with.
All in all, a very good debut release. Watch for it on the charts.