Album Review: FlyLeaf - "Between the Stars" (Score: 8/10)

Between-The-StarsDevotees of multiPlatinum nu metal rockers Flyleaf may be saddened by the departure of lead singer Lacey Sturm, but it would be shameful if past memories prevented them from devouring the group’s present incarnation. New vocalist Kristen May’s pitch-perfect emoting is a constant draw, swinging effortlessly between sexy cooing and ultrasonic rage. The consistently hooky, pop-centered melodies don’t hurt either, making this album a welcome excursion, even though the band’s faux rebellious posture signals yet another nail driven directly into hard rock’s bleeding heart. – Andy Kaufmann