The album opens with "Alive and Well." This is a great power track. It runs deep with hardcore influences of old and new. This is a great track to display this bands combination of styles. "Alive And Well" is a strong opening track. It's something to help get your blood flowing for the rest of the album.
"Six Ways To Sunday" has a more pop oriented feel. The song still has the definitive edge of all the other tracks, but a bit lighter sound to allow you a break in the power of the previous tracks. The vocals have a great range on this song which helps define the mood of the song. As with a lot of the tracks, you can feel the desperation in the voice and the lyrics.
The title track, "The Unraveling" starts with a nice bass intro that fades into a slower more mellow starts. But as with the other songs, the tension builds and then gives way to a power track. The vocals on this track adds to the feel of desperation. A great track.
The final track, "Faint Resemblance" was a great mix of all the styles utilized on the album. It was as hard as any of the other tracks on the album and the pop feel that accompanied many of the other tracks on the album. It was the perfect end to the album.
This album is currently available from Fat Wreck Chords and any CD store near your home. It's really a wonderful album that mixes a lot of sounds to make a great hardcore blend of music. It definitely gets a nod from me.
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