Sound — 6
Jeff Waters and his brain-child Annihilator have been down a long road. I respect them for keeping true to their thrash, heavy metal, and melodic roots. However, it seems that on this release Waters has ran somewhat out of ideas. Sometimes the songs are repetitive or old songs rehashed. Although this repetitiveness is found on this album, some songs are actually very well written and immpressive. I also believe that they used to many sound effects to introduce songs. Some of the riffs are cathy, and overall the guitar does a nice job at soloing and the like. The rhythm section isn't the greatest ever, but they do their job.
Lyrics — 7
The lyrics on this CD are decent. Some are kinda cheesy, some are kinda deep. The lyrics always go with the music and they flow together very well. Dave Padden gives a good vocal delivery. His vocals go good with the music. Jeff Waters also sings on "Too Far Gone."
Overall Impression — 6
Definitely not the most impressive release by Annihilator. Their first few albums were better. I wouldn't reccomend this CD to those trying to get into Annihilator, but I would say that hardcore fans of the band should buy it. Overall, the CD is a real up and down release. Some parts are great, others not so much.