Sound — 8
Since the release of In Vogue, Drop Dead, Gorgeous has changed a lot musically. This time around, they are writing songs instead of two minute breakdowns (I think that's what they're called, if it's not, I'm talking about the Chugga Chugga Chugga Choo Choo, that the guitar does). The guitar is more complex, while still maintaining the heavyness and energy of a DD, G record. And sometimes, it even sounds like they are just destroying their instruments, which adds a very nice touch when they are describing the mind of the killer. Worse Than A Fairy Tale is a story about a killer in the fictional town of Saylor Lake, Colorado. Twelve songs, each for a different murder. Then some of the songs go deep inside the mind of the killer.
Lyrics — 8
The screaming (yes, there is some) has improved. All members of the band that do scream, improved. It's not the same 'throwing up and screaming' that was in In Vogue. It sounds improved (you can actually hear what he's saying) while still keeping the uniqueness in his scream. The lead singer does try to "sing" a lot more in the record. For some, this is a disaster. For others, it sounds kind of nice. He doesnt't have an amazing singing voice, it sounds more like crying, but at least he's trying. There are times on the record where the singing is very nice (the title track, and "It Sounded Like An Accident"). The lyrics are different, but not way different than any other metalcore album. Some parts sound kind of funny (Come closer girl, I'll light you on fire, you deserver that much). The final part of "I Want To Master Life and Death" has some of the best lyrics that DD, G has ever written, in my opinion.
Overall Impression — 8
This album is really unique. But sometimes unique isn't good. That's for you to decide. Personally, this album is unique in a good sense. There's much better to listen to, but you just can't stop listening to this album. All of the songs sound different. What I don't like too much is the lyrics. Then again, it's also one of the best point of the album. I would buy this album again, if I had to, only because they probably need the money after losing fans, and because this CD is pretty good.