Sound — 9
Angels & Airwaves have such a unique sound, which is totally different from Blink 182 or box-car racer. It is a true rock album for our day and age, I think they're nest album might have an awesome rock ballad. This band brings in a lot of differnet sounds into the album it doesn't take away from but it adds character and depth to the music. David Kennedy whom some know played in box car and Hazen street gives a great add depth in the melody, the verse wherever he is needed on his guitar. Atom Willard who was a drummer for so many bands in his musical career (American Hi-Fi Rocket From The Crypt, and most recently The Offspring) adds dynamic drumming which good to here after bands who just like to bust the skins on their drums. And the bassist Ryan Sinn who played in "The Distillers, and 400 Over Par" adds a good under part which just pulls the songs into on complete package. Then theres Tom, whom you all know, and his a guitarist/Lead Vocal for this band. And just sounds som much better in AVA than in Blink 182.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics were great, its nice to listen to a record. If you spend time and listen to this record right before you go to bed with a candle for light and sitting on the ground and just let yourself go, you really understand the story (which takes place during WWII).
Overall Impression — 10
I'll buy it the week it comes out (this week). They just need market it better and it can be number 1 first week. It is the best album I have ever lisnted to (even "The Wall") I downloaded it before it came out (shame on me) but I can give you guys this almost biased review.