If you listen to mainstream radio today, you know that the number of modern and alternative rock bands out there seems to be growing exponentially. With such a large number of very similar artists, it's quite rare that we find that one sticks out above the rest. This is where Breaking Point comes in, and the sad thing is that you won't even get to hear them on those very radio stations. This also speaks volumes about the current state of radio-America, but that piece shall be saved for another day. This CD is not your derivative, soft verse/hard chorus music that circulates through the airwaves constantly; no, these guys cover all ends of the hard rock spectrum (although I don't believe I heard any solos, but I could be mistaken), from the epic title track, to the softer "Live For Today," all the way to the album's finale, the all out rocker "One of a Kind," which was actually just tacked onto this later pressing of the album (the band hadn't even recorded it at the time of the original of pressing of the album, but included it once it became the theme song for the WWF's Rob Van Dam. And yes, it was WWF, not WWE back in those days). Yes, many of the songs do tend to follow that softer verse/hard chorus formula we all know so well, but it is not driven into the ground and doesn't ever make the album seem stale. Even with this, the band makes the songs catch your attention, as each song has heaviness even when it goes through the softer moments. Let me put it frankly: you will not go from an acoustic, soft sung verse to a screamed hard chorus, the stereotypical routine for bands in the alternative rock genre. If I had to compare these guys to some more well known bands, I guess I would have to go with a more rocking, somewhat darker version of Nickelback, or maybe a less metal/more rock influenced Godsmack. Don't hold those comparisons against these guys though; I was really struggling to come up with something. The standout tracks on this CD would have to be "Coming of Age," with its extremely catchy and memorable chorus, "One of a Kind," because it is just a generally excellent rock song, and "Live For Today," with its acoustic beginning leading into the slightly distorted conclusion-makes for a very good build up. Other noteworthy cuts include "27," featured on "The Scorpion King" soundtrack, and "Brother," which actually features Josey Scott of Saliva. I would have given this CD 5 stars (and it actually should be 4.5 anyway), but the only thing that brought it down was the mere fact that it did have that cliched mainstream rock formula in it every now and then. Other than that, this is a beautifully crafted record, and a must have for anyone who wants (or needs) to see what real rock is all about, and yet can still remain accessible.