Nonpoint sticks with a basic sound for this album, and it seems to work for them. From blast-beat drums in “Take Apart this World”’ to a strong bass solo in “Goodbye Letters,” they know how to use their instruments to do what Nonpoint does best — heavy guitar riffs throughout the album will get listeners’ blood pumping and their heads banging.
I enjoyed the acoustic start to “Widow Maker,” and was pleasantly surprised when I was hit in the face with a heavy guitar riff. This song is the closest to a ballad as they get on this album. The only problem I find with a few of the songs is that they can be a little repetitive, but I see that as an advantage when putting on a live show to get the crowd involved. And while I have not been to a live Nonpoint show, I hear it is an experience that should not be missed.
“The Return” is available on Sept. 30, 2014. Grab it and enjoy the music that makes Nonpoint one of the more enjoyable bands on and off stage.