The music world is cruel. These guys are simply the best there is. Let me repeat that. THE BEST. If you're reading this wondering whether to buy, stop pratting around and one-click please. The greatest album you never heard is staring back at you from this webpage. But here you go, 10 years of relentless touring and Ed's just left the band while at their peak. Their absolute peak... so far at least. The pain that causes the fans, the anguish, heartache, longing.. is exactly what you get in every single track here whether it's shaped in a crushingly heavy track or a 'lighter' interlude. 'lighter', he says. Don't take that literally. But it's not just Ed that conveys this. It's every strand of every second of every chord or beat of every one of the band that perfectly weave together in simple but complex musical perfection.. if this is your gig. I'm really not kidding. There's so much competition out there, so many wannabe's who think it's easy, so many pretenders, who want to make the sort of music that DSHS craft with a genius you know you can't believe is unfolding right in front of your eyes. But this band get better and better, never quite the same, always growing, and for the fans you grow with them. Ed will be missed. By god he will be missed. But what an album to go out on. THIS album IS the pinnacle of the genre, and I'm not mucking around. It's as important in it's field, it's the milestone to be measured against, it's the classic that will never be forgotten... in exactly the same way Smells like Teen Spirit became for grunge or Blue Lines became for trip hop or OK Computer became when alternative finally became mainstream. If the world wasn't scared of properly heavy music this album would be in the top 100 of all time year on year on year. For those of us who listen with intent, who open our hearts without fear or doubt when the CD starts to spin, we are rewarded with a listening experience amongst the greatest and most rewarding there is or can be. The range of emotions this album invokes is too great to describe. Buried in the depths of this album are some of the greatest hooks you will ever hear. At the end of the day, the fact you'll see DSHS playing a small venue near you to a crowd that may only be a handful is not a reflection on the band or their talent. It's a reflection on the music business, and a reflection on society itself. But so what. Screw the rest, if you're reading this then you're one of us not one of them anyway, and this is what you've been waiting for, believe me. It's utterly incredible. It's pure genius. Thank god for DSHS.