Sound — 10
This in my mind is the best CD yet by Disturbed. I know of atleast two of their songs that have been used in video games (10,000 Fists was used in the Madden Games, Decadence in Need For Speed Most Wanted). Along with those two songs, Stricken, Pain Redefined, Sons Of Plunder and Guarded are my favorite off the CD. Great guitar work by Dan throughout this CD, Stricked has one of my all time favorite solos.
Lyrics — 8
The lyrics seem to flow with the song generally well. The songs sound better on CD than what you might have heard live so don't think that since David's voice give out a lot in live shows that the band doesnt't have a great sound. Dave doesnt't have the best voice in rock but seems to fit the band and is still enjoyable to listen to.
Overall Impression — 9
This album is better than the rest of theirs in my opinion. A lot more guitar work is done and they've gotten more of a rock edge to them instead of the more hip hop edge like Stupified and Down With The Sickness installed. The best part about the band is the guitarwork by Dan, he does a great job and sounds great throughout the CD. Would definitely want to put this in your favorite CD stack.