Set it Off
I adore Cody's sound and style right off the bat in this album. It's different and unique, and you don't see much what the band does at most of these shows. They definitely give off this theatrical style to them, which is what makes their music so interesting and great.
The album is written to give a more sing-along feel, which is what the band intended to do. This actually works out in the band's favor during live performances, because it keeps the crowd engaged and lets them continue to have a great time. My favorite instrumental aspect of this album, would have to be the drums. I exalt them. Their drummer gives off so much power of emotion, just by playing.
This band is one of the key example of the phrase, "don't judge a book by its cover." You have to physically invest time to read the book to know if it meant artistic and high expertice, and to know if you actually liked it.
I would have to say, after spending an ample amount of time each week listening to this band, there is a high level of excellence put out into their music. And everyone should give this band a chance.