Thursday, November 05, 2009
The album opens with “All Secrets Known”, a powerful declaration of rebirth that addresses the trials the band has been through while looking to the future. “Check My Brain” hits hard with an ugly but catchy riff and darkly melodic chorus, while “Your Decision” shows the band’s equally compelling acoustic side with Cantrell taking the lead vocal. In an album full of great songs, the stand-out track is the seven minute epic dirge “A Looking In View”, which effortlessly shows what inferior imitations bands like Godsmack are. It’s nice to have the real thing back. If you’re still skeptical, check out the video for “A Looking In View” on Youtube. Embedding was disabled, so you'll just have to click through to the page.