Sound — 8
The sound to this is really heavy, the driving drum beats are crazy. The double bass explosions add to the crazyness, Michael Ammot and chris ammot are both great Guitarists. This band is unique becuase the lead singer is a lady, and all she does throughout the whole CD is growl, which I think she could try some melody, but no, apparently screaming is the thing for her, but the guitars make up for the melody.
Lyrics — 8
The lyrics seem more Rebellious then most other metal bands at this time. Angelina gossow has a great voice for metal, but it does get kind of tireing after a while, pretty much preddictable. This CD would be the best if she actually sang, oh, and by the way, I've heard rumors that Angelina gossow uses technology to "distort" her voice even more. Which I think is a depressing thought, but then again I'm not sure if she is or not. Her vocalist skill gets an 8, if she sang though and not screamed all the time it would probably be a 10.
Overall Impression — 7
It doesn't really compare to any other albums, I do agree with somebody that said this that the guitar work is similiar to God forbid. The vocals in my opinnion could be way so much better if she actually sang. My favorite song would probably be Nemesis, love the intro. If I lost it, I would probably not even buy it again, I would rather get an all american head charge or a spineshank CD instead.