This album is the second (certaintly not the last) by my favorite local band, The Fall of Troy. In the group of three contains probably one with the most talented guitarists I have ever seen live (the other being Omar of The Mars Volta). Oh yeah, he also sings and screams. Thomas Erak has amazing talent in that 20 year old body. I first experienced it listening to their S/T. In that cd it sounded like Thomas's fingers could not stay still. His guitar riffs overlaped 4 or 5 times, which seemed to mute Tim's bass and Andrew's drums.
Fast foward to now, and they finally seem to come together as a band. All the instruments seem synced, and I can really start to enjoy Tim and Andrew's playing abilities. Thomas still has some amazing solos, but for the most part they have seemed to mature into a solid band. Tune into We Better Learn To Hotwire A Uterus, Tom Waits, and Macaulay McCulkin to hear Thomas at his best.
The only reason why I gave this cd a 4/5 is because of the fact that I have heard 7 of the 11 songs on the album. Tracks 1, 3, 5, and 9 are all remastered songs from their s/t, and tracks 7, 9, and 11 were all on a limited release demo.
Check this band out if your a fan of Chidios, Minus the Bear, Every Time I Die, The Mars Volta, At the Drive-In, etc.