This is the band's second Metal Blade release. The last record 'Wolfbiker' was a big step forward for the band. The sound was better and more brutal than on the predecessors. The step forward on this new record 'Almost Home' not as big. Evergreen Terrace where some members also play in Casey Jones continues musically the path they took with their last album.
You can expect melodic metalcore with screaming and clean vocals. One big surplus is that the quality of the clean singing parts has increased. For the sometimes funny titles they were inspired by movies and TV-series. Wasn't Evergreen Terrace some place in the series the Simpson's too? Not having a bass-player, they asked their engineer Stan to deal with that and he did a good job. This time you can really hear that the band hired some professionals to do some production work. It all sounds more mature and natural. Besides the melody there is lots of aggression too, just listen to the song "God Rocky, Is This Your Face?" ET sounds really pissed here.
Fans of Walls of Jericho, Comeback Kid and even Twelve Tribes will find lots of nice things on this record. The new ET isn't ground shaking nor is it groundbreaking, but still good metalcore with balls. I don't know if they will win any new fans with it, but one thing is for sure, they won't loose any old ones.