Sound — 10
This album is probably one of the best Chiodos has ever put together. They've changed their sound sooo much. Starting off pop-punk/post hardcore/screamo, Chiodos has evolved to make a sound all of their own. These guys are really creative, and really showed it on this album. Craig has improved so much lyrically and vocally it's unreal. I didn't listen to them much before this album, but it's addicting. I'm sure all of you will agree with me on this. They've really outdone themselves and deserve all the love the fans show them.
Lyrics — 9
Lyrically they really weren't cliche' on this album. Before, most of their songs were about love and sacrifice. Bone Pallace Ballet has a range of topics, appealing to just about anyone. The sound of the album really flows well with the lyrics so it doesn't sound like a big mess. Craig, like I said earlier, has evolved into a terrific vocalist. He hits notes like no other. There is also some screaming in this album. Craig barely does any of it. In the song, The Undertakers Thirst For Revenge Is Unquenchable the vocalist from Thenumbertwelvelookslikeyou does the screaming.
Overall Impression — 10
The overall impression? Where do I start? The songs will have you singing all day, no matter where you are. They are really catchy. The best songs from this album would be The Undertakers Thirst For Revenge Is Unquechable (the final battle), and Teeth The Size Of Piano Keys. I love this album because they really tried hard to make something memorable and they succeeded. I don't like that it has only ten songs. It needs more! If it were stolen/lost I would definitely buy it again, without thinking twice. I hope I was some sort of help for you. If you are a Chiodos fan, or even like them a little, I'd recommend you listen to this album. You'll love it.