This album is the perfect example of good musicians writing the wrong kind of music. There’s a serious case of identity crisis in “It’s Nothing Personal.” One minute you have catchy singing with a decent tune, and the next you hear Slipknot-like screaming thrown into a horribly placed breakdown.
I agree with the other reviewers that don’t like this album. Being a long time fan of this band, I really wanted to like it. But sadly I just can’t bring myself to do so.
The album is titled “It’s Nothing Personal”, but should really be called “It’s Nothing New” because everyone’s heard this kind of music in every Hot Topic store at their local mall. While I don’t necessarily enjoy the singing in this album 100%, I can’t say that it sounds bad. Quite the opposite. I like Myke’s voice, but it brings me back to the identity crisis point I brought up. You can tell that the vocalist is desperately trying to convey meaningful emotion through his lyrics and singing. Unfortunately, it becomes old after the second song.
This isn’t BYD. This is Sevendust with breakdowns.