This has been bugging me ever since i got this album. I give it five stars because it's just so good, but i didn't know what made Opposite of December so much better. I finally know. The lyrics and screaming is awesome, plus the guy has a great singing voice, even if it doesn't come out all that much. The guitar is heavy and creative, with a lot of cool riffs and fills. But what it really lacks is the awesome drumming of the O of D. I think they actually changed drummers between the albums and it definately shows. Still, this is a great album, definately better than most of the stuff out there, like Good Charlotte. It's heavy and abraisive but has a lot of pretty melodies. If you like 18 visions or Hopesfall or Thrice you'll love this, although it is kind of hard to find. Just get it off of TrustkillRecords.com.