Sound — 8
My first thoughts while listening to this album were that this is a great hard-rocking cd. The guitar riffs are catchy and well put together, yet fairly simple. And although I prefer Phil Rudd, Chris Slade did some kick-ass drumming on this record. A few of the songs kinda sound the same, and the progression is basically the same with each song excluding Thunderstruck and The Razors Edge.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are very well written. They make sense. They aren't incoherent, and the lyrics definietly match the music; the music reflects the content of each song. Angus and Malcolm are extremely talented songwriters, and in my opinion better than Brian Johnson. Brian does very well for his singing on here, he still has the gift.
Overall Impression — 10
This album should be up in the top 10 best rock albums as at least #5. The songs I liked best on this album were: Thunderstruck, Moneytalks, Fire Your Guns, Shot of Love, Got You By The Balls, The Razors Edge. I truly love this album. There isn't one song I don't like.