All right, that sounds like I am getting down on them, but I'm not. I may be playing the role of apologist for enjoying what is a solid if very mediocre album, but somethings things hit me in strange ways. On one hand this album is really catchy, but on the other hand I thirst for more substance. This is the sort of music I can put on in the background while doing other things and still get a heavy groove on. There is no shame in that.
Force Fed Lies gets off to a pretty good start with the super groove of "Self Medicate." It is deceptively heavy and has a great sing-along section. It is a good example of what the rest of the album is like. Figure this as the average, some songs lean a little heavier and some a little lighter, but they all fall in this range.
When it comes to the better songs, you will want to focus in on "New Disease," which features a nice smooth opening before kicking in with some muscle making it one of the heavier tracks. The title track has a good groove that is easy to bang your head to. Not to be left out is "Inhuman," a nice little rocker featuring some guest vocals from Wayne Static.
Vocalist Jerms has a pretty good voice and can cover decent ground from a growling voice to clean vocals. The rhythm section is comprised of Paz on bass and Jimmy Knight on drums. They do a solid job at keeping the rhythm while not really standing out. Shaun Glass handles guitar duties with Matthew Szlachta, together they deliver some strong grooves to get into as the album gets its groove on.
Bottomline. Very easy to get into, very easy to like, but also very forgettable. This really is a frustrating album. I really want to like the album, but it cannot quite make it over the hump. It seems content with where it is, doing it solidly without pressing further. Perhaps this will be a launching pad for something more? When it comes right down to it, I do recommend the album, I suspect I may revisit it on occasion for some metal groove.