Sound — 9
I first heard Flyleaf when they were called Passerby. At first, I was very skepticle about them because they had a female vocalist. In most cases I just don't prefer female vocalists, but their passion, sound and style is undeniable. The sound is really dynamic and moving. The vocal style used by Lacy is very unique. My favorite component of Flyleaf's sound is the guitars. The guitar riffs are very creative, catchy, and possess a wide range of influence. The leads accentuate the pulsating rhythm very well. Flyleaf possesses an original sound that is executed well. Some of my favorite songs are Fully Alive, So I Thought, All Around Me, Perfect, and Breathe Today.
Lyrics — 10
I've always liked bands that have clever lyrics attached to the great sound of the instruments. The "nobody likes me, I'm suicidal, my dad didn't come to my baseball game" type lyrics are exhausting. Lacy covers a broad area of topics in her lyrics. Flyleaf is primarily a "spiritual-based" band, and they draw from their spritual experiences and extend them into their music. Lacy's lyrics are intelligent and thoughtful. Her interpretation of her life, spiritality, and perception of the world incites your own personal reflection. The lyrics alone have given me hope and spirtual strength.
Overall Impression — 10
Flyleaf is definitely on the rise. They are original and genuine rockers. I love that their lyrics are honest and up-lifting and their sound is like a shot of adrenaline. I totally love this band and the message they try to get across. Flyleaf's passion for their spirituality is evident in their music. I know a lot of people are turned off by spiritual or christian music, but musicians are good musicians if they draw their energy and message from the soul and heart.