A near-death car crash led to this album's title and cover, which is a photo of the band's completely smashed van after the accident. The result is an album that continues Candiria's metal/prog/funk fusion without worrying about being labelled "worse than Infectious Grooves," which they aren't. Mind you, Carley Coma's vocals, while diverse, veer into a melodic and skilled but vaguely nu-metal sound that I don't dig. The drumming is pretty accomplished throughout, as is all the other instrumentation, but oddly, the standout song is the rap/reggae offering 9mm. I can't say I'm not glad this band is still alive.
Candiria join Kittie at the Opera House Sunday (August 15).