We are promised “delectable hooks and colossal riffs” from this English nu-metal band’s debut album and, although ‘delectable’ is a strange adjective to use, this is more or less what you get. The new-agey cover art is seriously misleading.
“Let’s talk about the things we know” is a suggestion from the title track and the topics that they know about include relationship issues, addiction, depression and anxiety. They are not happy campers.
Aside from a one minute instrumental Interlude these angst-filled snapshots of their lives address these emotionally-charged subjects of falling and failing while offering few glimmers of hope.
If the goal is to sonically bludgeon the listener into submission then it’s a success. No ways out of the mess are offered. By the end, on Consumer Consumed, they complain of “getting nowhere fast” and of being “stuck inside this hole”. I feel their pain without empathizing with any of it.