... and that is saying something!
Nope, I'm not a teen emo with Marilyn Manson T-shirts. I'm a 40-something guy who grew up with the Rainbow, Sabbath, Genesis, Floyds of this world and usually has no time for the new fads and fashions. However, as with many, the "free hugs" youTube video brought me to Sick Puppies and to this album and it is fantastic. Even better than their second album (Tripolar), which is also very good, this has great songs, a variety of styles, all pulled off excellently by the trio, and the production on the album is great - allowing you to hear all the good (not excellent, but definitely good) lyrics while being drawn in by the powerful music.
If you're a Sick Puppies fan anyway, you'll either have this album already, or wont be bothering to read the reviews as you'll buy the album anyway. If you're browsing for something new, try them if you like people like Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Green Day etc. Sick Puppies definitely have their own style, and the variety in the tunes makes it hard to categorise them, but that definitely is no bad thing!
It's rare to find an album which I feel has no 'padding' songs on it. This is one of those rare albums.
Oh - and they are really great live in concert too!