Sound — 10
Born of Osiris is at the top of their game, realeasing their new CD, A Higher Place, on July 7th, 2009. It's pounding riffs and slower breakdowns can only be mastered by the band itself. While metal is the same in most bands, Born of Osiris has taken it multiple steps further, mastering melodies and still kicking you square in the nuts with bold, machine gun firing leads. There is one draw back, though--the band's use of the keyboard is a little bit boring, and it will take time for many metalheads to get used to it. But everything else is great!
Lyrics — 10
Ronnie Canizaro's vocals have only improved. His gutteral screaming pummels you deep into the ground and doesn't let up. The searing sound of Ronnie's vocals are very recognizable, making your ears bleed with every second. His vocals fit every metalhead's requrerments.
Overall Impression — 10
This is Born of Osiris's best CD yet, dominating 2007's 'The New Reign' and still obtaining their original style. In fact, their style is so original, that you can't really compare them with many other bands. I dislike the keyboards more in this CD than their last, but even so, it's well worth your money! My favorite song is Now Arise. Go check it out!