What a terrible third effort from a band that has captivated fans all over the world. This offering shows the band moving in a direction that is void of musical talent and originality. The rhythm is boring, and the attempts at innovation are far from exciting.  

Going producer-less, the duo decided to have a go at this record on their own, and it shows. The ability to have a producer in there with ideas and talent can really help out. After hearing this album I actually want to see them less. That’s a terrible thing, but the thought of hearing some of these songs live and loud is a pain I could do without.

Hopefully the tracks on this unfortunate album will take on a new life when they hit the stage, but if they don’t, I imagine it will be a rough show for die-hard fans.

Grade: D-

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