How much do you like tasty solos and long, groove-working instrumental breaks? If that sounds tiresome, you'll want to steer clear of Kinetix's Talking to Faces album. If, on the other hand, it sounds like a killer time, prepare for a treat. There's plenty of impressive instrumental prowess here, especially in the guitar work of Jordan Linit and the keys of Eric Blumenfeld, and every song features entrancing elements and sections. Unfortunately, few of those sections last long enough to really sell the song, and many tracks are burdened by annoying, dull or ridiculous sections as well. Ultimately, this disc seems to largely be a primer and launching point for the band's presumably impressive live sets, and as such, it can be counted a success.


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