Sound — 10
The new record from the Foo Fighters will not disapoint anyone. Fans of their music will continue to praise them, as the band sounds better than ever. It is amazing how a year or so of acoustics has toned Dave Grohl's voice so nicely. He sounds better than he ever has on both the screaming hard rock ballads and the low, quiet songs. The guitar work is much better than what you would expect from the Foo Fighters as both Grohl and Shifflet play some cool inspiring riffs and melodies. Not to leave out the drum and bass, I would say that Taylor and Nate both also sound very good on the new record, the bass and drums add some nice sound to the songs.
Lyrics — 9
The lyrics astounded me on the record. By far they are the most powerful and inspiring lyrics I have heard in a long time. Following the birth of Grohl's baby it is almost obvious how ready he was to put another record together. You will find everything from soft quiet lyrics to grungy, loud screaming vocals. The lyrics in songs like "The Pretender" and "Let it Die" really show off Dave's songwriting prowess. On the other hand, sometimes the lyrics can become somewhat repetitive at some points which can ruin the fell at certain points, but that is not that big of an issue on this album. They really impressed me in this field.
Overall Impression — 10
This album is amazing, I have listened to it over and over and it continues to amaze me. The Foo Fighters poured their hearts and souls into this album and it payed off. The combination of their lyrics and music on this record are astounding. Great Job by the Foo Fighters, and if you don't have this yet, buy it soon.