Sound — 10
Everything on this album tops standards of even some of the best professionals in the business. All of the melodies, breakdowns, guitar solos, percussion, keyboards and growls are made into one perfect mesh of brilliant creativity. This record definitely deserves to win some awards. There hasn't been an album this good in a long time, maybe since I've been alive. I haven't stopped listening to it since September 18th.
Lyrics — 10
You have to buy this album to fully appreciate the lyrics. They are much deeper than the ordinary metal-esc lyrics you here now-a-days. They touch on issues of society, personal differences and psychological dilemmas. Tommy's "singing" has definately changed over the years, since their humble beginnings in 2000. It's gone from a stressed, high-tension squeal to a more heavy lower growl. The singing passages are nothing short of amazing. Truly, the vocals in this album are a show of exceptional skill beyond the reach of the average metal band.
Overall Impression — 10
No one can compare to how great they are. My favorite track list: Ants Of The Sky, Foam Born, Sun Of Nothing, Viridian, White Walls, Prequel To The Sequel (guest vocals by Adam from Fear Before...), Informal Glutony. I would run to the store and steal it out of someones hand if this were stolen from me or lost. To tell you the truth I took it from a guy while he put it down to get money.