Unfortunately, the market has been flooded with mediocre \"hardcore\" and \"post-hardcore\" bands. So, as a result, i think the art has suffered and it has become watered-down. That is why it was so important for us to grow as a band while making this record. We deliberately eliminated most of the screaming and chugga chugga breakdowns that are associated with that type of music. Our goal was to make a record that is energetic and powerful without the use of these cliche elements of \"hardcore\". We also wanted to incorporate more melody. We tried to walk a fine line between a few genres to make something different. We hope that it will come accross that way when people hear the record.