A party song disguised as a metal ripper, album opener "F'D" (that's short for "Fucking Determined") is emblematic of an identity crisis. The band's schizophrenic third album bloats into aggressive prog rock. Singer Chad Gray's lackadaisical self-loathing and bassist Ryan Martinie's creeping bass lines make "Happy" sound like a Tool B-side. And all the grrrrunting in the world can't enliven a pointlessly epic track like album closer "Choices." For a band that's a playing machine, it's no way to go out.
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