Let me review this as their "lyrics" translator. I cannot talk about "sound" well. Although their backing vocals are wonderful as always.
The debut one is almost Dave Lepard album. (Well, strictly, I think Crashdiet itself might be a Dave's band forever) However, this IS Martin Sweet album. Means, the main lyrics creator is that lead guitarist. Words rule. Of course he made music with bands also. He does not sing but the words belong to him. Yes, like Nikki Sixx.
"I Don't Care (featuring Mick Mars)" is the most mighty of all. There are a couple of "all night pains in the darkness" songs. They show how Sweet suffered from the loss of Lepard, the founder/frontman of the band. He must have many sleepless nights. And they made him that much mature and now leads the band, but humbly.
Very dark and heavy. Not attractive plainly. Hard and tough to listen to 11 songs through. But please imagine their early history. They were quite young. Highs and lows in Stockholm, Sweden...they WERE ready for the world... This album does not have light rock n' roll nor mellow ballad. There is Boys' reality with tricky, twisted expressions.
Not kind at all. But surely it's gonna be legendary. So a must.