Sound — 10
Atreyu have definately achieved a new sound on Death Grip. Whether it's better or worse than their previous albums I can't decide, but it's different, and I, personally, love it. Guitar riffs are creative and upbeat, a mettallic sort of heaviness. The solo in 'My Fork In The Road (Your Knife In My Back), is personally one of the best guitar solos I've ever heard. The drumming is perfect, and crushes the shit out of you. Prominent bass that accentuates the guitars. The sound is fast, heavy, melodic, and full of life.
Lyrics — 7
The lyrics are uncreative for the most part, yet catchy. They do have a style and charisma that sort of grows on you, and fit the music like a glove. Alex's scream is heavy as the music he spews in you're face, which is heavy. Brandon's singing is hauntingly beautiful, and mixes in perfectly with Alex.
Overall Impression — 8
This is currently my favorite album; I love it. If you like Atreyu's other albums, you will not be dissapointed. The only drawback for me is the fact that most of the real heaviness is only in the last 3 songs. It's more melodic than their other two albums. I would've asked for a heavier album, but it still rocks. My favorite songs are Shameful, Ex's And Ohs, and My Fork In The Road (Your Knife In My Back). My least favorite part of the album are the 3 songs between Shameful And Ex's And Oh's because although the songs are good, they are in my opinion the three weakest songs on the album. If it were lost or stolen, I would definately replace it.