Sound — 10
This is a good album but is not for RATM fans. I like Rage but this album has a very different sound. Morello is awesome in this album like always and Cornell can sing, but near the end of the album it started to sound the same. Again, if youre a fan of Rage this album is horrible, but if you like Morello riffs then this album is great. Morello has weird sounding solos like always, but they fit in perfectly with the songs. Some of the songs are heavy, but the slow songs sound the best.
Lyrics — 9
The lyrics are nothing special, but Cornell is a great singer. He sounds nothing like Zack De La Rocha, but its interesting hearing him sing to Morellos guitar style.
Overall Impression — 10
This album is much better than Out Of Exile, and has a different sound to. If you like Soundgarden then this is a good album, but Rage fans are out of luck. I love the solos on all the songs especially I Am The Highway and Like A Stone. A great album overall, if it were lost or stolen I would buy it again definetly.