No, they haven’t gone soft. In fact, the album is full of riffs and screaming, but that was never what made KsE particularly appealing. Their insightful lyrics, commanding vocals, and catchy, but aggressive riffs made them a force to be reckoned with. However, this time around, they lack all of these elements. The hooks sound forced, the singing sounds weak, and the songwriting is just plain boring. Their last album wasn’t too great, but this one is even worse, leaving me to believe that the heartache didn’t end in 2004, but began sometime in 2006 and is only getting worse. Let’s just hope that the final track “This Is Goodbye” is not just a song title, but a letter of resignation.