Hard rock has become quite an interesting genre lately. It no longer means just guitars, drums, bass, and screaming vocals, but now it can incorporate many other different flairs. The Black Maria is that type of hard rock band which is always experimenting and ever evolving their sound. Nothing is off limits or out of the question for them. They use lush orchestral arrangements on the album and even moments of electronic aid such as loops to supplement their driving sound. This sound is attached to some very dark lyrics which deal with anger, loneliness, paranoia, and a cheating lover. Pain is definitely the impetus of this band's art!