Not what I expected. Seems like I've been saying that a lot lately, but it's been true, for better or worse. I had never heard of these guys before, but judging by the name, I expected something heavy, but what I got wasn't terribly heavy. I think I was judging the band by their sharing there name with a heavy Testament track from the mid-90's. Now this part is going to sound strange, but their sound reminded me of a cross between Candlebox and Corrosion of Conformity. That makes no sense, but sometimes I hear strange things.
The album is a very mixed bag, and if you don't make it all the way through, you will miss the best songs on it. You see, the album does not start all that impressively, actually the entire first half is rather generic sounding, and I was getting ready to write them off as just another member of the faceless throng of soundalike bands clogging the racks.
I first listened to the album in my car during the workday commute, I got through the first 5 tracks. I stopped the car and walked into work, thinking about how non-special they were, they weren't horrible by any stretch, it just didn't stand out. Well, work ended and I returned to my car, and fired up the stereo, to continue the mediocrity, but something happened. Track 6 was entitled "Intro," odd to have a a song with that name right in the middle like this, but it acts as a direct introduction the next song, but it also is the introduction to the album getting a whole lot better. It is fitting that this is being posted on 4/20 considering the sound which comprises the "Intro," especially when followed by a track called "Water Pipe Bong." This is one of the most amusing songs I've heard from a metal act in some time. It has an almost mantra like rhythm to it, and the subject is not exactly hidden.