o that edge, you could teeter over.Its a clear and honest statement of intent, not just for everything that follows, but for this band as a whole. As things go on, you dont want them to be stagnant, Ackermann says. Being a band for ten years, its hard to keep things moving forward. I see so many bands that have been around and theyre a weaker version of what they used to be. This band is anti-that. We try to push ourselves constantly, with the live shows and the recordings. We always want to get better. Youve got to dig deep and take chances, and sometimes, I questioned that. It took really breaking through to make it work. I think we did that.They definitely did.