Sound — 10
I've been a fan of Emery since the beginning, and I'll tell you off the bat that this music is unlike anything you've ever heard. They take a bit of the hardcore edge off of their sound, and the results are astounding. It is emo by its very definition, which is arty punk. The vox provided by Toby and Devin are passionate sans the prevalent screaming of the last album.
Lyrics — 10
Emery has ventured into a lyrical universe that few CCM bands have dared to go. They actually go out and slam Christians (teens in particular) for the image they've created for themselves (check out "Listening To Freddy Mercury"). They also tackle issues of sex and other stuff like that. This is not your parents' or older siblings' Chrisitan rock!
Overall Impression — 10
Easily the best album I've heard all year, by heads and shoulders. If Emery's previous cd was too loud for you, you're bound to like this one. It's more passionate, the lyrics less cryptic, the musical arrangements more dreamy. Overall an awesome-beyond-awesome CD. In my Top 5 all-time favorites.