As a long time HURT fan I was of course a little skeptical when I heard J say they wanted to try a new sound. But after listening to this CD many times I have come to the conclusion that it is exactly what was needed. It has just enough of that original HURT sound from Vol. 1 and 2 to keep it familiar but branches off in so many different directions from there to keep it new and interesting. Why this band does not have a greater following is beyond me. As for the CD i can only whole-heartedly recommend it.!