I never realized this before now, but several of the songs on this album sound like an exact blueprint for Creed and Nickelback. “Villains” has some nice Beatles-y musical touches and melody. There is a whole lot of midtempo rock here, and most of it sounds the same. That said, it’s not BAD midtempo rock. Not distinguished, but hardly awful.

It is funny, though, how different “The Freshmen” sounds from the rest of the album.

All told, I like this album and would listen to it again. The Creed-ish vocals aren’t even that bothersome in this setting, and the melodies are solid enough.

 

RATING: 700