Opener, Break the Fall, along with lead single and titular track, Crooked Teeth, flag a return to the nu-metal sound that drove the group’s initial success in the late ‘90s and early 2000s. Unfortunately this return to their sonic roots doesn’t manage to transcend the negative stereotypes of the much maligned – often unfairly so – subgenre, as the songs feature angsty, overwrought, lyrics and vocal delivery, coupled with bland instrumentation. That being said, Born for Greatness is catchy, and features just enough contained emotion to ensure it is the go-to backing track for sport montages and advertisement.
This is an extract from a review originally published on the 28th May 2017. Please visit Renowned For Sound to read the full review.