CBP to me are not really big in my music collection. i have listened to odd tracked from various albums released by the band but in general was not impressed with the sound quality as it seemed to have more of a buzz and less feeling or power to the songs. i did buy the live poznan live album ans found that the songs sound so much more powerful and have much more energy.
i liked the songs by this band they write smart and enjoyable songs so gave this album a pre-order I'm glad i did.
this is my firs studio album release from this band and i found the whole album amazing. from the first track with its country loved up feeling and straight down into the dark instruments of a post rock song NO with its rather aggressive style of play and its post rock/progressive slightly floyd style play. the first half of this album is in general a heavy, dark and slightly aggressive ride with small soft passages that glimpses light. the second half of the album is lighter and is more emotional with the play style removing more of the aggregation and played more on the darker and depressing lyrical and instrumentation. i personal find myself connecting more to the softer more peaceful side 2. the way the songs are played are emotional and rather bleak with lyrics on love, death and the like.
i am seriously happy i got this album as i love every song on the album wit the second side getting me the most. i will give more of the old albums a go and forgive them for the sometime less polished quality. this album has only been out my car twice since it arrived and that was not for very long. i would recommend this album to any prog or post fan and anyone who likes the darker songs.