From the first listen of the first song off this album, Locust, I thought this band could be pretty awesome. I am a longtime Fear Factory fan and I thought Threat Signal’s debut album was good. Mix the two bands up and you should have a great new band, right? Not quite. First off, every song on the album follows the exact same formula, making each song sound remarkably like the one before it. Second, the clean singing vocals on this sound like it came off of a Linkin Park album. The verdict: This is an ok album, but it won’t be on heavy rotation on my iPod. I hope Raymond and Christian make their way back into Fear Factory ASAP before Arkaea go back into the studio and write 12 more variations of the same song.