Seven-piece Indy-area hard rock Phoenix on the Fault Line seems too serious and heavy for its own good. Bleating sax and trombone dress up the riffs but add little energy. Lyrics are either unremarkable or over-the-top dystopic — “Die Die Die” concerns the implantation of chips to control our thought and behavior. Guitar work is satisfyingly crunchy but with little fretwork or counterpoint. Only on the closer “When It Rains” is the arrangement frisky and inventive enough to make this instrumentation work (acoustic guitar breaks vary the pace), but even that tune is marred by a lead singer who’s aching to close this one out with several bars of tuneless yelling.