Though the band's Christian faith is the main subject of its occasionally lame lyrics, the real object of worship here is the almighty riff. Guitarist John LaRussa's masterful playing compensates headbangers for the sissified emo vocals in most choruses. Rather than subscribe to the cut-and-paste-song structures ubiquitous in heavy music, LaRussa's riffs segue seamlessly into each other. Inhale Exhale may not be a breath of fresh air, but it's better than most local metalcore bands.
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