High points of the album include the title track's jazzy bounce, over which Grimace professes Monolith's might, and "Fallen," where the back and forth of falling in and out love is debated to chopped acoustic guitar strums as Brother J Vellore sings the chorus. The absolute pinnacle of Strength comes halfway through, on "Heartache," on which a foreboding piano loop and fading trumpet stabs courtesy of producer Dose allow Grimace to pour his heart out over the loss of a child. "I will never be the same," he sings as listeners attempt to comprehend what is most incomprehensible.
Weak moments on the aptly titled Strength are few and far between, although there are a few too many features. For years we mostly heard Grimace Love featured on other people's records, so perhaps favours are being returned here. The bulk of Strength is carried by Grimace Love, and throughout, he demonstrates an ability to stand on his own. (Independent)