Sound — 10
This is a big step up from previous album 'Free All Angels'. The album is a much rockier affair with some brilliant solos and drumming. Ash picked up a 'Classic Songwriter' award at the 'Kerrangs' for it and it was also voted in the top 40 metal albums this year in 'Metal Hammer' In regard to the drumming Dave Grohl said it was some of the best he had ever heard!
Lyrics — 10
Lyrically as always Ash outdo everybody. Tim Wheeler is one of the best songwriters of his generation. His singing has just been improving since the days of '1977'. Charlotte Hatherleys backing vocals are also very good.
Overall Impression — 10
Probably one of their best albums. They are the most under-rated band around and they really should be back at the top of the charts where they belong. Standouts include: Orpheus, Clones, Detonator, Vampire Love, On A Wave, Meltdown and Rnegade Cavalcade. Overall a brilliant album. My second favourite of all time!