Having seriously impressed with 1997's "S.C.I.E.N.C.E", Incubus returned with 1999's 'Make Yourself', and the band's grandiose metal riffs, singing/rap lyrical wordplay remain confidently in place. And with the exception of missing the breakbeat tracks from the last release, here is an album with it's sights set in marring a plethora of influences without sacrificing songs. "Privilege" opens with all the surging guitars, clattering drums, rousing electronics and exuberant singing you'd hope for in any metal-hybrid band, but it's in the moments of quiet observation that really define this band from its peers with "When it Comes" downtempo optimism, calling for the listener to 'realise that not everyone in this worlds is cold & untrustworthy'. "Battlestar Scralatchtica" is instrumental white-funk, that would easily find its way onto a 'Red Hot Chilli Peppers' album, and is all the more incredible for a (mostly) metal band showing everyone how its done. If fact the only possibly criticism I could give (and this is more at the band than the album), is that the later (admittedly fantastic albums) stripped back on the genre hopping (especially the breakbeat tracks), and although are more coherent albums, lack some of the wild eclecticism that attracted me to Incubus. Anyways, regardless of my petty nitpicking, this is a Rap-Metal/Alternative Metal crossover album, of some considerable power.