Sound — 9
This band's sound is a lot like other bands that you hear these days with some twists. Most of the guitar is just a bunch of power chords, but hey, that's all you need for a good song. Some messages are complex in music, others simple. I especially on "Sorrow" when one of the guitarists uses a violin bow instead of a pick. The vocals are really the main focus of the song. The band kicks it off with the aggressive "I'm So Sick", and half an hour later closes it with some guitar feedback on "So I Thought". Every song on the album is worth listening to.
Lyrics — 9
Lacey Mosley's vocals are amazing and even ethereal on the album. She's also a great screamer, but her scream isn't something you hear a whole lot of. But at times she sounds whiny and annoying, like at the beginning of "Sorrow" or on a lot of the acoustic versions. Overall, pretty good. The lyrics manage to communicate a plethora of emotions throughout the album. One second she's talking about suicide ("Cassie"), then she's singing about her past drug addiction ("Perfect", "I'm Sorry"), then about a really nice guy ("All Around Me", "Red Sam", "So I Thought"), then just plain positive messages ("Fully Alive"). If her career doesn't work anymore in singing, she could be a very successful songwriter.
Overall Impression — 10
This album isn't much like anything else you can buy today. You discover something new in the lyrics every time you listen to it, and when the album ends a short thirty minutes after you started it, you want it to keep going. "Breathe Today" and "Cassie" are my favorite songs on the album, even with "I'm So Sick" at the beginning. I've ripped it to my computer already, but I'd still buy another copy if it were stolen or lost.