I find it weird that Texas is their top song on here. In my opinion, it's one of their weakest songs. Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad song by any means, but they definitely have better ones, even on the same album, like A Life That's Just Begun, All I Have, Alive, Blame Me, etc. But yeah, I remember buying their self-titled album way back in 2003, when I saw them open for Staind and Sevendust. Loved their music ever since! And it felt like forever waiting for their 2nd album to come out! I didn't think they'd ever release another album after the first one, considering how many years went by until The Beautiful Sounds of Revenge was released. But yeah, as far as the new album goes, I like it, but their other two albums are better, in my opinion. It seems like there's too many heavy songs on Disintegration Effect. It could benefit from a few more melodic songs, even as b-sides or whatever. Seems like they were trying to please the old-school Ultraspank fans.
Not sure how I feel about the new one. Pete probably has the BEST voice in the rock world, recognized or not, and throwing distortion on such talent just seems wasteful. It is done well here and there, but... The music isn't bad either, some songs a lot more moving and empowering than others. Ultimately though, it feels incomplete. I know the music world has never been fair to them, but much like the band Sinch, it's better to wait 7 years and put out a record of the year.
I'm still gonna jam it like hell though. :P