Pilot To Gunner's 'Games At High Speed' was rather a rarity; an "emo" album that grown-ups could stomach. Its convincing aggression and literacy had a crossover appeal that showed they weren't just there for the angry student crowd. Its follow-up follows a similar formula of escalating guitar riffs with Scott Padden delivering his stream of consciousness lyrics in his usual scattershot style. Only problem is, the songs aren't as strong this time. It starts off well enough with the title track and 'Metropolitans' making for a fine fist-clenching double salvo. Thereafter, however, as one would-be anthem follows another there's a strong sense of ground being re-trodden, with only the more expansive, meandering rock of 'Sorry Names' and 'No Blooded' offering respite from the shouty-rock tedium. One for the teens then.