Sound — 9
Classic Dead To Fall thrash. This time it's even heavier. Also the riffs are a little more varied and the guitar work is phenomenal with fast paced thrash to more midpace crushing metal. The drumming is solid all throughout the album and Jon Hunt's vocals have become even more guttural and I think they sound better than ever. DTF went into the studio wanting to make a metal record that's every bit as brutal as they have made before but show that you don't have to be serious all the time.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are really what I find the most interesting area of this album. While the instrumental aspect is heavy and definitely not something to be taken lightly. The lyrics range from anything to raging house parties to saving the future from robots and everything in between. The lyrics of the songs really make the album fun to listen to you. As previously mentioned, Jon Hunt's vocals fit perfectly with music.
Overall Impression — 9
If you're already a Dead To Fall fan, you'll love this album. The only reason for someone not to like it is if they take their music to seriously. Music is supposed to be fun and Dead To Fall do a hell of a job making Are You Serious? one of the more entertaining albums so far this year. I definitely agree with them when they say people take music to serious and it's supposed to be fun. I hope more bands start to realize that. If you like metal, you definitely can't go wrong with Are You Serious?