THOUGHT RIOT: Sketches of the Undying Will: CD

Another sophomore release to review. This band has progressed smoothly to this release. The song writing and musicianship is much stronger. This is much more enjoyable than their previous release. Equal parts Anti-Flag, Rise Against, and AFI is what comes to mind while I listen. Social/political lyrics are a continuing theme. My highlight would be the stronger use of choral background vocals and using more subtle ambient guitar notes to electrify their songs. I might actually leave my house the next time the band comes to town to play a show. 

 –don (A-F)