Yes, very disappointing. Each of those guys had done some fine work elsewhere, but for whatever reasons, couldn't come up with truly memorable material, which is the main problem. That, and the Eagles already had this turf to themselves by the time SHF came along; they just sounded like a wannabe (and had no hits, which never helps). They weren't as useless as Firefall, by any means, just didn't get anywhere. I rate the overall album a '6' because the mix is very good.