Sound — 10
Atreyu's new CD is great. It's got pretty good guitar (not like drop of the jaw good but pretty darn good). They still have the same "sound." What I mean is the guitar has the same tone and the vocals have the same sound if you will. Now don't think this album is anything like the curse because its not but you can tell it's Atreyu. If you enjoy that modern "metal" and classic "metal" then this CD is probably going to please you.
Lyrics — 10
Lyrics are simply amazing! The lyrics themselves are soo deep. The way that Alex and Brandon sing, they make the lyrics stand out. And as always, the lyrics go perfect with the music.
Overall Impression — 9
Since I have only heard a few songs off of their first album, I can t say whether this CD is better than it. Although this CD is great, I think that the curse is better. I absolutley adore (that was gay but whatever) the lyrics on this album and some of the guitar work. Although not extreme, Dan and Travis know when a solo fits and are great riff writers. I don't think there is an aspect of this album that I hate. And if I lost this CD I would definatly buy it again.