May be no MA but I certainly hear someone singing those high harmonies.....I dont think the sound suffers a whole lot. With the iTunes previews cranked through my Mackie 824's I definitely hear a different mix than the youtube previews that seemed to have Roths voice overpowering the mix. The louder it goes the better they seem to sit. These tunes are really rocking and it sounds to me like a great VH record that really does have a huge nod to classic VH. The track 'As Is' is my favourite so far...just killer classic VH. I don't get all the hate!? One thing that sticks out to me is the lyrics which seem to be humorous tongue in cheek kind of lyrics over the standard VH fare from days gone by. I guess 60 year olds cant write about birds n booze with any credibility but its going to take me a bit of getting used to...... Stay Frosty!