On tunes like “Oblivion” and “Blacksheep Energy,” vocalist/guitarist Tommy Harrington sings about addiction, break-ups, upheavals, desires and hopes that sometimes transpire. Lead off single “Ladysmith,” has crunchy, upfront guitar templated from alternative rock circa 1995, with lyrics about learning from stressful events. “Too Soon for Always,” centered on commitment concerns, slams with Audioslave-esque abandon.
Unfortunately, the material lags during the second half, when songs show a stylistic sameness.
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