I've always found myself to be a middle ground Senses Fail listener. Still Searching impressed me, but every other release since then has only contained one or two standout tracks. I find their lack of growth a little discouraging as each release is comprised of tracks that sound more like B-sides from the last.
Agree in everything you've just said.
I have always wondered why there seems to be such a difference on the sound itself between Still Searching from LINAWR and The Fire. It looks like the quality of the sound has changed for worse or something. I don't know if it's the production or whatever. The sound just isn't so clear :|
Nice review anyway, I think the essentials have been said.