This CD is very different from the previous two Sadies albums. There are fewer tracks (but the CD is as long as the previous albums: about 38min), and this album has the most about of songs with lyrics written by The Sadies.
A Canadian band, The Sadies have managed to grow musically: that much is very evident on this CD.
It is still a mostly instrumental sound, but there are more songs - and the songs are /good/. The instrumental tracks sill have that very distinguishabe "Saides" sound, and even though the tone of this album is much darker than the others, any Saides fan will recognize them.
They also use many more guest musicians than before. The previous two albums had a fair share of guest instrumentalists, but this album outstretches the previous two. Not to say that the music is not "Saides-like," they have done a brilliant job incorporating other instruments to their four member band.
The only complaint I have is the length of this album, like the previous ones, under 40 min. Very, very short. Also, track two, "Loved on Look" is not a very successful cover. The song is very different from their usual groove. But all the other songs are definitely worth the purchase.
I urge those wanting different, and very good music, this album, and their second, "Pure Diamond Gold".