I'm guessing you haven't heard the last two albums. the drumming is a lot better on this
NJA and TBD both have this groove to them that ex lives doesn't. This record didn't strike me as sub par until I gave their past two releases a spin after hearing this record. Try it and you'll know what I mean haha
This was a great album by a great band, plain and simple. Some sings reminded the listener of Hot Damn!, while others echoed sounds of Big Dirty. Anyone who loves hardcore, or wants a beautifully orchestrated introduction to the genre, pick up this, or any, ETID record. No disappointments!
Killer album, listened through around 60 times so far.
One thing all those listens has done is brought to my attention that the high-hat and/or cymbal was either recorded or mixed kinda shitty... Sounds like distortion / ringing if you play the CD loud enough, had to really turn it down and listen carefully to even recognize that that's what it was buried so low in the mix. Most noticeable on Partying Is Such Sweet Sorrow and the end of Revival Mode.