Sound — 10
This album makes me think it was written over a long period of time. It's like one day he's happy, one day he's down and then another day everybody pisses him off. Other than that the sound is nice. Blue October uses synths and violins and probably has a mixer on stage. It's edited well and everything fits. The singers voice is very interesting to listen to and you can really hear his emotions come through in the music. If you only know of Blue October through "Hate Me", you might not like everything the cd has to offer so just preview first before you waste your money.
Lyrics — 7
The lyrics remind me of "Death Cab" because they are very unique and there are lots of metaphors and similes that make you wonder how he came up with it. The album has lots of themes, from love and about faith in life to getting through hard times and redemption. The lyrics sound like they go well with the riffs and the verses don't seem out of place, but there is a lot of soft songs and some are really dark while others are kind of poppy and upbeat. Overall the lyrics are enjoyble.
Overall Impression — 9
Foiled comes across as a relatively soft album. I hadn't heard of Blue October before "Hate Me". I loved that so I went out and bought it. When I first listened to it I was surprised because the sound was very different from "Hate Me". I still liked it though because the songs are soft and kind of bluesy. My favorites are "Let it Go", "What If We Could", and "Into the ocean". There is one really bad song called "Drilled A Wire Through My Cheek", I hated it. Otherwise, If this album was destroyed in a freak explosion I would definitely go back out and buy it.