Great album and a pretty accurate review. Perhaps I liked the opening track more than you did, and I agree they ended the album with a bang, which is the prefered method for me.
I generally prefer the album to finish off on a rocking note as well. If a ballad or slow type of song is the closing track, it really has to be something special.
By the way, both Keel albums that I've written about are being reissued by Rock Candy Records in November.