Sound — 8
Sound is really good. It starts with 'creature' which is full of energy and will definately give you a good first impression. Throughtout the album, each song has its own felling and emotion. Some are softer than others, some harder some not at all like them, which I suppose is a good thing because you won't get bored of the same sort of song repeating. All together there 9 tracks and a bonus CD, which shows you Atreyu 30 minutes of Atreyu recording the album, which is a must watch CD.
Lyrics — 9
The singers are amazing (that's the singer and the drummer as the drummer sings to, if you didn't know) because they vary the screaming, roaring and normal singing very very well. Like there chorus's are quite melodic, then the singing in the breakdown is like lamb of god screaming. Amazing. This is why I like this album because as all songs are different and I want to listen more and more.
Overall Impression — 9
Very good album in terms of guitar riffs (there amazingly god like), singing great tone and variety to the whole album, and drums good, but I think the drummer does better with singing. Just my opinion. The best songs of the album are probably Ex's And Oh's, Creature, My Fork In The Road and The Private War. This is a must have album if you like atreyu, no seriously it is because of the reasons I've put in the other to paragraphs.