So, you can imagine my expectations for the release of "Traffic". And indeed, a new transformation has sweeped through the Days of Fate camp. It spells rock. The limited use of guitars on "Home-made Cake of the Day" was merely a step towards the more commercial sound on "Traffic". It is a move that works here and there, the gritty "Lonely People" shows us a new, pleasant side of the band, but in the long run it exhausts them. They are trying so hard to attract a larger fan base that they forgot what made them unique in the first place.
Nothing on "Traffic" falls flat, but then again there are also few moments that manage to wake you from the ever present mainstream slumber. There is potential written on the wall, but it is shamefully squandered here.