Don’t get me wrong. The album manages to be quite satisfactory, and certainly, genre enthusiasts will appreciate it. There is a salutary hostility that revolves almost innocently on the fluctuating waves of the melodies, that are, indeed, the result of a very proficient and splendid creativity. While the sound in general cannot be regarded as original or sophisticated, there is a whimsical, very abrasive rudeness on the vicinities of its style, and its entire crude atmosphere stands very well to the genre. The guitar lines are certainly almost impeccable, and probably the greatest feature of the work.
While Rumors of Man cannot be considered a masterpiece, in some glorious moments, comes close to it. The band, undoubtedly, has an enormous amount of talent, and a formidable, distinct sense about the peculiarities of their genre of choice. There is genuine electricity here, although somewhat in a more brute state. Their main problem relies in never pushing up the boundaries, remaining all the time in the comfort zone of the genre, like most bands usually do.
But despite all of its predictabilities, the album is very good. You definitely can listen to it without any fear or disappointment, if you’re expectations are low. This work will certainly not leave you thrilled, but you will have fun listening to it.