Sound — 5
The sound of this album is quite a bit diffrent from their 2004 release "The Curse." In this CD there is a lot more soloing going on. However, just because there are many solos does not mean that they are good. Pretty much it is just a step up from "Visions," and a step below "Suicide Notes And Butterfly Kisses."
Lyrics — 5
The lyrics deal with heartbreaks and suicide as usual. Ex's And Oh's talks about drinking to get away from your problems. My Fork In The Road (Your Knife In My Back) talks about backstab. Nothing too creative. The singing however is an upgrade. Instead of pure growling, Alex is starting to sing more (Ex's And Oh's)
Overall Impression — 4
Basically, I was dissappointed. I was kind of expecting another cross between "Suicide Notes And Butterfly Kisses" and "The Curse." "The Creature" was a pretty good track 'till it got to the singing part in the chorus, then it was murdered. If it were stolen, I wouldn't care.