This is an exceptional cd that can certainly compete with anything System of a Down, Disturbed, Chevelle, or any other alternative metal band has put out. The fact that Nonpoint never achieved the success of those groups is unfair, because this album rocks, and rocks hard. Song after song is both bruisingly heavy yet pleasingly melodic,with catchy, memorable hooks to boot – these guys do it right. Only the clumsily mediocre “mountains” lessens the fun. Their songs are lean and tight and they are talented musicians too, in particular the guitar player, check out the monstrous riffage of “circles” if you don’t believe me. Add muscular production complete with room shaking bass and you have one great cd, good to crank after a hard day at work, definitely one of the upper echelon cds in my collection.