Sound — 9
If you're a true Breaking Benjamin fan, you're going to love their new CD. The CD release on Aug. 8 2006 and the first thing I did was buy it. They're a great metal-ish band with amazing new songs like "The Diary Of Jane," "Breath," "Evil Angel" and "You Fight Me." My impression of this CD is that B.B. has grown up a lot since their first CD "Saturate," they still have the same sound, but matured skills and talents.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics can relate to anyone you've ever loved, then they turn around and become a completly new person, nothing like the person you knew before and you miss them so much, but you know they're not going to change back. I think Ben Burnley (vocals of B.B.) has one of the most amazing voices. A new distinct sound, with a strong hold on what he's singing and trying to tell you. The lyrics are really powerful and can comply to whatever you're feeling at the moment.
Overall Impression — 10
"Saturate" was a great CD, "We Are Not Alone" was a better cd, and "Phobia" is by far their best CD yet. They have their own sound, but if I had to compare them to anyone, I'd say Trapt, and Chevelle. My favorite tracks are "The Diary Of Jane," "Topless," "Evil Angel," and "Unknown Soldier" I love everything about the CD, the only things I don't really like are the Phobia tracks, "Phobia (Intro)" and "Phobia (Outro)". They're not real songs, just a waste of time. But that's what the skip buttons for. I strongly suggest this CD, you won't regret it!