This album features Hundred Reasons Colin Doran on vocals, and sounds uncannily like a heavier, edgier Hundred Reasons. I find this a bit odd, if you want to take part in a side project, why produce something that sounds akin to your main band? Odd. Former "A" bassist, now Radio One DJ, Daniel P Carter is the main man behind this project though, and "A" style programming features on the album.
On to the music itself, "Vessel and Vine" kicks things off, but it's "The Program" that really gets things moving, roaring out of the starting gate, with Colin in full screamo mode. "The Light From Passing Cars" could easily have appeared on either of the 1st two Hundred Reasons albums. There are some incredibly memorable hooks and melodies on this album, sufficient to find you humming them days after the CD has stopped spinning. Strong songwriting as well, this album has yet to get boring.
It's a shame this is all they've released so far, as it eclipses any of the founding members previous bands.
I somehow missed this when it first came out, discovering it about ten years late, but I am absolutely blown away. As mentioned in other reviews, this is better than any of the members' other bands/projects, and I don't understand why this is the only album they ever recorded. Big riffs, catchy anthemic choruses, heartfelt lyrics, a good bit of variety in pace/heaviness and just general brilliance throughout. If you need proof that a band can be greater than the sum of its parts then this is surely it. I've had it on repeat for the last week!