Lead Sails Paper Anchor (Explicit)
Released: Aug 2007
Label: Hollywood Records
After a clutch of thrashing, if uncomplicated, releases on Victory, this O.C. band marks its move to the majors with broad-minded instrumentation and bigger melodies, letting the pillaging vocal yawp take a backseat to nearly sugary choruses on tunes like "Honor" and "Lose It." The operatic background vocals and big drama of balladic tunes are blown away by the up-tempo numbers, though, the best being "When Two Are One."