Sound — 8
This definately is a new step for Blindside. Plenty of past influence mixed with a not so subtle new "Queens Of The Stone Age" touch to the guitar. The first song that really caught my ear was Yamkela. I have yet to figure out the lyrics because I'm so drawn to the guitar riffs.
Lyrics — 10
The Great Depression offers a variety of emotion. For instance This Is A Heartattack starts off subtle with a light jazzy style blended with Christian singing breaking right into a smack in the face with full fledged political rock! Christian "We're at war/Realize this is a heartattack/One nation under attack yea/Heart is frozen but its ready to crack yea." I'm checking out the lyrics right now and they're quite interesting. "Wasted, disposable dying scum. Two months tops before silence replace your small beating drum. Isn't that what we're all waiting for? So we can go homje and celebrate our good life." Personally I think that this is a totally different step for christian lyrically. I could get the picture before but this time I can't quite grasp the meaning as easily. Which is a good thing for me! I love a challenge.
Overall Impression — 8
I love this album, but I still love About A Burning Fire the most. Maybe I just need some breathing time with this album. Definately one for the collection if you like Blindside!