4.5 City of Evil Karnstein | 19/04/2011 | See all Karnstein's reviews (25) Really strong pop-metal album. I didn't think I'd like this band at all but the songs they've crafted here are fantastic. Their style is somewhere in between classic/power metal, hard rock, modern rock like Foo Fighters, and melodic metalcore. It is a winning formula commercially, but it's not just weak pop fodder. The songs are really well-constructed, very powerful, very catchy. Musicianship and production is excellent and the album flows nicely, it's a tad long but every track is a classic (favourites being Beast & The Harlot, Bat Country, Seize the Day and Betrayed).If you like mainstream rock/metal then definitely give this a shot, I doubt you'd regret it.