Soon after the release, some friends on Facebook started posting about how great the album was. Still I resisted. I held firm to my belief that the album would be a yawn inducing bland-fest, and I continued to ignore it. Yet, the positive reviews kept coming in, and unable to withstand the pressure any longer, I downloaded the album with a glimmer of hope that it might actually be decent. I didn't expect much, so it was a complete surprise when I found that the album was quite good. Of course it isn't going to touch Suffer or No Control, but I'd probably reach for True North over 1992's Generator.
Yeah, there were a few different colored vinyl pressings for the album, but with the convenience of having the album for sale at my local record store, I decided to just grab the black vinyl copy.