My anticipation of this album was out of this world. Upon first downloading the leak (yup), I was ecstatic, but I now base that on the fact that I was simply hearing the first Smoke Or Fire full-length in just-under four years. After the initial two or so listens, every listen became a bit more boring... a bit more boring... a bit more boring. I ignored it for a week or so, and came back to it, and decided that the absence of their previous catchy choruses and strong guitar leads kind of made this an almost-mediocre album. Went back to it a bit later, and it started warming up to me more and more. I eventually sit that this album is a 7/10. In my honest opinion, their weakest of their three full-lengths, but still not bad. I look forward to hearing some of these songs live.
Favorite songs: "Integrity", "Shotgun", "1968", "Expatriate". Worst song they've ever recorded: "Everything Falls Apart".
Though a 7/10 would equal a 3.5 score, I'll up it a half point because... well...