Not too many people can figure out why Trust Company is compared to Linkin Park so often. The fact of the matter is this: Trust Company doesn't sound like Linkin Park. The only similarity may be the vocals, but that's it. The main reason they are compared to Linkin Park is because of the slick production on the album, thanks to producer Don Gilmore. Though the lyrics on this album are somewhat simplified and repetitive, the overall sound and appeal of this album is very original. Perhaps it's a bit too original. While a lot of the songs sound very similar, some of the others really branch off into their own territory. New fans of Trust Company should really enjoy this album. The first song I heard was the first single, "Downfall," and I bought the album the day that it was released. I listened to it on the way home and loved every second of it. The power of the vocals and the precision of the guitars and drums on this album are amazing. However, older fans of Trust Company absolutely hate the album. They don't like it because it doesn't have the rawness of older Trust Company recordings. A lot of fans that I've talked to hate it because of its slick production, causing it to sound like a Linkin Park disc with a different vocalist. This is my favourite album of all the releases of 2002, with Taproot's 'Welcome', Disturbed's 'Believe,' and 30 Seconds To Mars' self-titled debut album. The songs that I'd recommend to check out before buying this album are "Downfall," "Running From Me," "The Fear," and "Take It All." Try them out and buy the album, as you won't be disappointed.