MNC opens with the thunderous 'Free Me' a gritty, raw blend of distorted guitars and a strong vocal, backed by a positive rhythmic beat.
Following on from 'Free Me', 'On The Run' offers a similar tempo, rhythm and upbeat melody.
'Live The Dream' is one of the more melancholic tracks; and with the acoustic backing is a delightful departure from the overall feel of this album.
'Soul Tied' is probably the weakest track on MNC. At five and a half minutes long it needs to offer a lot more than it does. The melody is repetitive and John Power's vocal is uncharacteristically off-key.
'She Sun Shines' is a welcome return to the bright start this album offers. Again, a powerful vocal against a backdrop of positive rhythms interspersed with some delicately placed guitar riffs.
'I'm So Lonely' sees Cast return to the sombre sound which brought them success through 'Walkaway' which featured on their debut album. This beautiful ballad never got the recognition it deserved and is well worth a listen.
The second half of the album commences with 'The Mad Hatter' which, after the dramatic climax to the first half, gently eases the listener back in. It's not one of the better tracks this release has to offer but is easy on the ear and provides an example of Cast's ability to get by on their sound alone.
'Mirror Me' is very reminiscent of 'Free Me' with its distorted guitar, strong vocal and positive beat.
'Guiding Star' is one of the highlights of this album. It immediately grabs your attention with energetic lyrics, optimistic choruses and a bright tempo. By injecting some vitality into this album it lends it a certain spark.
'Never Gonna Tell You What To Do', the album's penultimate track, is a slightly mellower acoustic number and eases the listener gently into the powerful finale 'Dance Of The Stars'. With its slow build up, and three-chord 'big choruses' some might argue that this final track is a little bit cliche; however it does bring this album to a dramatic conclusion.