A warning to those Pantera fans hoping the rumours that Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul's new band were basically just more of the same: it is true, but only in the way that they have taken all the power, vitriol and spit from their old band and discarded it somewhere safe (or perhaps Phil took it with him for SJ?), just leaving them with the sense of a half-decent riff and kick-ass solos. Really there is nothing more to Damageplan than that, and I have to say that I for one am quite disappointed. There is nothing wrong with the album per se - as a debut CD for a new band it still impresses - but somehow even supposedly 'aggressive' songs like 'F**k You' manage to sound fairly tame, even with help from Zakk Wylde and Corey Taylor. The super-slick production job does not help, sometimes even evoking the sound from Corey's 'side project' band Stone Sour. In fact I would attribute this as 'New Found Power''s biggest weakness, the fact that it sounds like every other metal album you've ever heard before, there is simply nothing to make it stand out from the ever-increasing crowd of Pantera wannabies. What made the Texans so special was their 'don't give a f**k' attitude which is so dearly missed on this CD, in fact I would go as far to say some songs, like 'Save Me', smack of blatant commercialism. Oh, and Pat Lachmann? Again, nothing wrong with his voice, save that it's nothing I haven't heard on a Soil or Spineshank CD. Overall, let's just say good, but could have done WAY better, boys.