Sound — 8
Santana, coming back after his ultimate album Supernatural failed to impress with his new album All That I Am. With all the starpower etc. Santana managed to get only one hit single by the name of Just feel better. Apart from about 2 or 3 tracks, this album was quite useless. The biggest disappointment for me was, Trinity, the one with Kirk Hammett of Metallica and Santana. I hoped it would've been more like a duel between the two maestros but instead one guy was playing chords on acousic in the background while the other played some moderate solos. Anyway, on the whole I think it was the sound that saved the album.
Lyrics — 6
OK/decent lyrics for this album. Nothing close to some lyrics in his previous album. I mean there was not a single track that made a lasting impact on you apart from maybe Just feel better. That had the trademark of Steve Tyler on it! But apart from that, there was almost nothing in this album as far as lyrics are concerned. I am not a pop lover so maybe that's the reason I didn't like this album, but come on I mean in Supernatural, he teamed up with Everlast for what was one of my favourite songs of Santana, Put Your Lights On!
Overall Impression — 6
It is no comparison to Supernatural, it has a few decent tracks but apart from that it is a useless buy and a waste of money. If you were to ask me I'd say buy Supernatural instead, If you really want to listen to thisalbum beleive me don't waste your money in buying the album, borrow it from your friend, or something. If I somehow lost this album I wouldn't miss it one bit. Yet, some artists will come and go but Santana will remain. I think only the names like Santana, Tyler, Kirk etc. saved this album's ass.