Sound — 10
Utterly amazing, there isn't much more I can say. Every track is extremly unique, and very unlike anything you'll ever hear from another band.
Lyrics — 10
Well, like alot of people have said, everyone will enjoy the lyrics. But, for followers of the story like myself, it is very interpretive. It really seems like there has been a huge blow to one of the major characters, but that's just my opinion. Other's may see it differently, though. The last four tracks are a big part of the story, The Willing Well series. They really add to the album, all being over 7 minutes long. I can't say anything to do the album justice. 10 for lyrics.
Overall Impression — 10
This is the best 15 dollars I have ever spent in my life. Best songs, in my opinion, are Once Upon Your Dead Body, Welcome Home (first single), Mother May I, and The Final Cut. I loved everything about this album, from the slow, emotional songs to the heavy riffed, progressive songs. If anyone stole this, or I lost it, I'd just go get it again and probably buy another 100 copies of them just in case. 10 out of 10.