After doing more than his share to derail an opening set for Anthrax last month, throaty ex-Earworm singer James Begert is worth keeping. The departure of double-bass monster Bob Stewart is a real loss, though ex-Psychosize drummer Nathan King replaces him capably. Chugging like a piece of industrial machinery, Dann plays a slower version of the beefy riffs that the sadly absent 13 Faces specialize in. After all the drama, this disc is worth the wait.
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