Sound — 10
First off all can say is nothing. The music is something like no other. I woke up one morning and turned on fuse and saw this man with long black hair jumping and I said I have no Idea who these guys are yet but wow. Once I heard the leaving song pt 2 and I was instantly hooked on them. The album is very dark with many subject to suicide and God (in my opinion I could be wrong) I then listened to there other CDs online and though very great I must say "Sing The Sorrow" stood straight out. It is amazing. And the guitar playing is genious.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are very meaningful to me aswell. There are atlest 4 songs (that I pretty sure of) that deal with suicide and religion. The album seems to me to be dark in an abnormal way. Very sad in a new way. The lyrics scream at your face in a silent room if you listen to it. These songs very easily instill hope withen if listen carefully to. As far as Davey Havok goes. O my goodness. He has reached highs like never before. He hits high notes that Iv never heard in my life. He is by far the best singer other then James Hetfield I have ever heard. And considering I love metallica and I heard of AFI 3 years ago and I still don't know whose better. Trust me it's saying something. He is amazingly talented beyound all measure. And mixing this with his writing abilities is like good on a CD.
Overall Impression — 10
This album is one of the best I've heard. I broke mine so had it burnt till I had no bills to pay and went out to buy a new one. Yes it's worth buying over and over again. As I've said the songs are amazing. As I've said the lyrics are very meaningful. I wish I could say what type of music they are but their so good they scan many. What I love: Davey's voice, guitar playing, mood, and last and most the meaning of the song. What I hate: they should've put like 25 song on it because I love it. If this was stolen or lost once again would buy it again.