From the opening track "Is This The Way?" the sonic assault is there, and like I said “The Internal Dialogue” has a wonderful mix courtesy of the amazing the Canadian Metal Maestro Devin Townsend (Strapping Young Lad, Ocean Machine, Steve Vai, etc.). As "Contrive" this album is, it's far from contrived, there is a real natural flow very evident here, there are times where the you can really hear Devin seeping through the tracks, especially on "Spirits Alive" and "This Time Last Week" which isn't a bad thing at all, he can be heard, but it takes nothing away from this Melbourne Metal Trio. The title track starts out a little disarming, with its acoustic laced, almost folk like sensibilities, that is until about the 2:40 mark, then the warm, familiar metal strains again spring forth.
In 2 days I've listened to it from start to finish 7 times and I dare say I'll be listening to it quite bit for a while to come! All in all, this is a great album and in this listeners humble opinion, there isn't a weak link to be found!
The Internal Dialogue is available NOW through MGM wherever great music is sold, or you can get it directly from the band, just follow the links...
PAUL HAUG - Guitar, lead vocals
TIM STAHLMANN - Bass
ANDREW HAUG - Drums, Percussion, Electronics