Sound — 10
This band is faced-pace and intense hardcore at its absolute best. These guys make terrific use of their two guitarists with almost all of the guitar parts being two at once and rarely just one big riff; not that it doesn't stay heavy though. And of course its all topped of with arrangements that keep you up.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are heart-felt, aggressive and suit the music perfectly. As a matter of fact, in the song "Talk Is Cheap" you can find some great lyrics 'Your debts escalating/Whisper no regrets' and some not so good ones 'you're the sucker' but they are both sung or screamed with so much intensity and feeling that you can't help but enjoy it.
Overall Impression — 10
Since I haven't heard the first album, I couldn't tell you that this is better or worse. This CD is filled with great tunes ("False Idols Fall," "Wake The Dead," "Talk Is Cheap" and "The Trouble I Love" are the highlights) and each one filled with spectacular guitars, drums, bass and vocals. If this was stolen I would buy another two and keep one in a safe place so it wouldn't get stolen. That's what I can tell you.