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cause the band got tighter and more creative. “By the end, it’s very differ- ent than the beginning,” ex- plained Kanach. “It feels like a journey because it was. It came out of my head finally the way I thought it would. Because of the involvement of these other guys and what they contributed, it was better than I imagined it.” Kanach describes the album’s concept as beginning with “Rise” and a flashback of the person’s life into “Shine” which is the alarm clock going off and the person waking up in his own pri- vate hell again. The person has to decide whether they’re going to overcome their damage or not. It’s not clear if the person is in purgatory, in a coma, or might be simply dreaming; but the person is stuck having to face all of the things that have hap- pened to them every day. They Photo by Kristen Driscoll Photography NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 5 6 INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 11