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✦✦✧✧ Unsurprisingly polished rockmetal from a band that is ostensibly Creed with a different singer. (No flippant dismissal intended by that statement; you merely have a right to expect a certain amount of polish from these guys.) The biggest problem here, then, is that all that gloss is in service of material that is uninspiring. It’s not quite as bad as lipstick on a pig, but there’s a pervasive so-what feeling that this music inspires. Good thing this album’s got a solid hour of the stuff.