As I Lay Dying is a metal band if for no other reason should be heard due to its drumming. The relentless pounding is something else and is sure to make its impression. Actually everything about the album is high energy. Other than that this San Diego based band was part of the Vans Warped Tour this year and Montreal is the Canadian city where it's sold the most albums. I guess metal isn't dead dans la belle ville. It is a slight change in approach and sound from their first album, but not so much that you won't recognize them. It is a little less chaotic sounding. What I can guarantee you is that if you put the CD in your player it will kick your a$$!