I heard "Shiny Toy Guns"' first album, and i thought it rocked, great songs, nice Indie/Rock/Electronic style and some inspirational lyrics and music, although it did sound a bit samey sometimes.
I was worried when Sisely came in for Carah (who left because she wanted to do her own band and is currently working on new material with "Versant"). However, despite being a Pussycat Dolls wannabe in the past, the girl can really rock. This is shown in "Ricochet!" and "Ghost Town", catchy, rock/metal songs which are just great to blare out of a stereo and rock to.
The album overall is so contrasting and dynamic that your left wondering, "What haven't they done here?". The first song "When Did This Storm Begin" is a rap/electronic song with a great opening (although admittedly, Sisely's rapping does take a bit of getting used to here), but then you move onto pop/inspirational songs such as "I Owe You A Love Song" and "Season Of Love". "Poison" is the song that links onto "Season Of Love" and is brilliant, it just defines evil and suffering slowly creeping in. All the lyrics are well thought out and great to listen to. The old rock and electronic style of the band is still there, they just proved they can do what they want with their style which is great and not many bands can do this successfully, but Shiny Toy Guns most certainly have. Buy this album.