Personnel: Adam Gontier (vocals, guitar); Mike Mushok (guitar, background vocals); Rich Beddoe (drums).
Audio Mixer: Johnny K.
Recording information: Groovemaster Studios, Chicago, IL.
The debut studio long-player from the Canadian post-grunge/hard rock collective featuring ex-Three Days Grace vocalist/guitarist Adam Gontier, Staind guitarist Mike Mushok, Eye Empire bassist Corey Lowery, and former Finger Eleven drummer Rich Beddoe, Saint Asonia is workmanlike and suitably hook-laden, and should please fans of bands like Filter and Nickelback. Produced with suitable gusto by modern rock maestro Johnny K, the 11-track set is sonically ballsy, brooding, and bottom heavy, and brimming with angst. ~ James Christopher Monger