If you're reading this, you are probably already familiar with King's X, one of the greatest underground bands in rock/metal for the last 15 years or so. I have been a fan since Gretchen and couldn't wait to listen to this when it was first released.
This gets 4 stars overall, despite the fact that the album contains some of my very favourite KX tracks. The strong songs on this album are extremely strong and match up well with any KX material. In my opinion, the standout tracks are Believe, Manic Moonlight, False Alarm and The Other Side. The last of these is simply brilliant and these 4 songs alone justify the purchase.
This is not a perfect album by any stretch and must have represented a bit of an experiment for the band - note the drum samples which introduce most of the songs. In all honesty, there are a couple of turkeys on this - Static & Skeptical Winds. I could almost see what the band was trying to achieve but, in my humble opinion, they failed.
Fear not, though, if you are a KX fan - you should certainly add this to your collection and the same applies to any serious music fan who can appreciate original rock/metal. Special mention as always goes to Ty Tabor who remains one of my most revered guitarists - his playing is unmistakable and typically tasteful.