Thanks for sharing, I've been meaning to get this CD but AUS CD prices are ridiculous! Joey Sturgis actually mastered the album too for those interested.
I will also check out your recs when I can too! From Italy (my great-grandmother's homeland too actually) I still really enjoy Hopes Die Last even though people consider them to be generic.
Yeah, I actually remember that we chatted here on AP.net in a certain thread and you told me that your great-grandmother was from a small town called Montaguto.
As for the recs, don't forget to check out Soldiers Of A Wrong War, another great Italian band. If you're a fan of Saosin self titled-era or Conditions, you're surely gonna love their full lenght. Regarding Hopes Die Last, off course, they're not reinventing the wheel, but neither they're this generic. Personally, I've loved the Your Face Down Now EP and their debut record Six Years Home, which they both sounded very Underoath-esque, but I wasn't a huge fan of their sophomore album except for a couple of songs that were at least enjoyable.