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Many of the songs, although hardly ground-breaking, are elevated to well above average by Nevitt's vocals and the classy musicianship.

This debut record, produced by Ra's Sahaj Ticotin and featuring ex-DoryDrive vocalist Matthew Nevitt, features all the hallmarks of a great Modern Rock album; foot to the floor drums, thundering bass and chunky guitar combine with fluid melodies that ensure Message From Sylvia remain radio-friendly.

Lead off singles 'Heart Of War' and 'Right Here And Now' unsurprisingly have more than a passing resemblance to Ra, and many of the songs, although hardly ground-breaking, are elevated to well above average by Nevitt's vocals and the classy musicianship; 'A Victim Of Yourself' and the galloping 'Army Of One' are prime examples. The latter, with its dual guitar attack and aggressive vocal delivery, borders more on Modern Metal but isn't without melody.

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Ballad 'Never Want To See You Again' would have benefited from the omission of the double kick drums in the chorus but it's a decent song nevertheless. The Breaking Benjamin-tinged 'Embrace The Rage' and the slow burning 'Alive', the latter reminiscent of the now defunct Under The Flood, are well above average without really touching the upper echelons of "essential".

In summary, that description remains a fair reflection of the album overall and the two singles remain the its high point.

Mike Newdeck

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