The second track is â€œPitifulâ€, and Sick Puppies continues the same overall sound. The track is again something that individuals could bear listening to, but does not provide listeners with anything that they can really get behind. This three piece is able to make a wall of sound, but has not created a track yet on â€œDressed Up As Lifeâ€ that will bring them to the fore of new rock bands. â€œCancerâ€ is the first track on this album that seems groomed for the big time. This is most likely due to the fact that the bass breaks free of conventions and tries something different, while the vocals have a catchiness to the harmonies that will enthrall any and all listening in to the track. The fact that the band goes into a harder rock type of breakdown also garners them points. Sick Puppies try to make it two for two with â€œWhat Are You Looking Forâ€, but the band is not able to do anything but make an apathetic rock track that uses static guitar lines and vocals to make a decent, but not overly impressive track.
The band returns to their new rock crunch with â€œDeliverenceâ€, and it is the catchiness of the vocals that again returns the band to some form of success. The guitars are grinding throughout the track, but hold the band from completely succeeding. This is due to the fact that there is not enough in the way of variation on the track. The band has a decent amount of ability, but there just not enough in the way of variation in the instrumental arrangements of the Sick Puppies to really distinguish the songs from each other and the band from the multitude of other acts that are currently out on the market.
Top Tracks: Asshole Father, Issues