this is a talented band on the rise. this album has many examples why the are the next big thing. first, in this album you get a variety of songs from "we the people" or "minus one", which a hard-hitting song that makes you eager to go into the mosh pit. then you have some mellow songs but still with the heavy riffs, for example,"wither away". then comes your songs with the rap/rock style like "step into the sideshow" which makes you want to jump up and start screaming like Max, the lead singer. you also get songs that have both a mellody and aggressive sound to it like, "falling down", which you can see how Max can scream and sing and make it sound so good. these are just some examples of how diverse this group is and thats not somthing that you can say with alot of groups out there. even though this album is excellent you cannot compare it to seeing them live. they put so much into their music, they give it all they got once their in the stage and i guaranteed you will leave with your mind blown-away from the concert, i know i did! and for those who think that theres TWO lead singers, make no mistake about it, thats just Max showing you how unique his voice is, from singing("power tool") to screaming("falling down") to rapping("step into the sideshow") to screaming/singing("rope").