Sound — 10
Breaking benjamins first album Saturate is to me the best album they have made. A very strong album that's a mix of grunge and metal. The opening track "wish I may" fires surge of energy at you and by the time you get to "water" you'll soon relise that this band aren't messing around. "polyamorous" has an great sound to it and holds it's own as a great single.
Lyrics — 8
One thing you have to give Ben credit for is his lyrics. Catchy and fit brilliantly into the songs. One thing I like about his writing is he avoids the over used cliches of the ex-girlfriend or how life sucks, and goes for the more kurt cobain style of song writing. While this isn't Ben's best album for lyrics it's still awesome stuff. "Phase" and "shallow Bay" are two examples. But the lyrics themself's wouldn't be any good with out the voice behind them, so it's a good job Ben Burley has a great voice to tackle the job. This album has him using a little bit of screaming every now and then but that's what adds to the songs being so good.
Overall Impression — 10
Breaking Benjamin have come along way, but for me this is the album that hits all the right buttons. Great guitar riffs backed up by some impressive drums and bass, topped off with some great song writing. If your looking into listing to this band this is the album to get your teeth into first.