On most releases, Primus sound like 3 musicians having the perfectly choreographed fight. This is more fluid and conceptual than most Primus releases. Claypool's bass is more refined, less jagged and surprisingly subtle at times. Larry Lalonde's guitar isn't just for layering, or for blitzing out crazy atonal solos. Here he has more texture, and more freedom to create mood and swagger. Gone is the thumping of Tim "Herb" Alexander, replaced by the metronome snapping of Brian "Brain" Mantia. For me this is Primus at their very best - focused, tight and with more song structure. Amazing bass lines have never been missing from a Primus album, but Over The Falls surely must rival them all. That along with Shake Hands With Beef. Lalonde's high octave guitar squeel gives it added menace. The overall vibe though is cocktails and evil-jazz. Shake Hands With Beef, Bob's Party Time Lounge and Kalamazoo all tread new ground for Primus - song based and smooth, but all have a lurking mischief about them. Most controversial (for Primus fans anyway) is that Brain's drumming sounds so much better than Herbs ever did. It's cocky, punchy and ticks like a perfect clock. Overall, this record sounds better than any other Primus record - the recording and production is first class. It may be different for them, but it is pure class.