Sound — 3
Flyleaf's sound is somewhat heavy. The only problem is their consistancy. "So Sick" Is heavy in the verses and the chorus is melodic at first, but breaks into a heavy riff. They generally play in C# throughout the album. Though somewhat repetitive, they pull it off well in the first few songs and then it goes sour. The rest is boring and monotonus, and sounds pretty similar to the other songs. If they could pull off more songs that held the same sound as "So Sick" then it would be a good album. Fans of emo will enjoy this record. Fans of Metal will enjoy the first track and hate the rest, while maybe half enjoying a few other songs.
Lyrics — 5
The lyrics are very religious, suprisingly. Most of them are written to God or for God or says how god helped get them through a rough spot, etc. The lyrics don't tend to fit well with the music, due to the fact that the vocals are usually in the high notes. Lacy Mosely has the ability to scream and make it sound good, but uses it for one song only. Instaed she chooses to try and sing when she has an irritating habit of voicing her breaths, making her sound out of breath all of the time.
Overall Impression — 4
Compared to an album such as, say, Great Divide, this album is good. Put it next to Appetite for Destruction, The Black Album for Metallica, or Disclaimer, and it gets blown away. What it all comes down to is lack of creativity. I can think of plenty of bands that sound like Flyleaf. If this CD was stolen, I would get So Sick for my iPod instead of rebuying it. It's just not worth it. 2 bonus points for writing the song though.