Sound — 9
The band sounds great on this album just like the rest of their albums, has some really good songs but has some acoustics on this CD which is new for the band since all their cds haven't had any acoustic except for 'The Other Side'. The CD is basically rock like they've always done, but has a noticeable bluesier tune to some of the songs. Not their best CD but still is worth buying.
Lyrics — 9
The lyrics are a lot 'friendlier' I guess you could say, not as hateful as most of their other songs. Seems like they focused more on the music for this album than the lyrics. The lyrics flow nicely with the sound, Sully did a great job keeping his pitch in the same area as what the music was playing.
Overall Impression — 9
'Speak' is definitely one of the better songs on the album. It has more of a modern rock sound than heavy like most of godsmack's songs in the past have had. 'The Enemy' goes back to the heavy sound, and is one of the only songs on the album that has any crude lyrics. 'One Rainy Day' and 'Shine Down' have the blues sound to them, which the band plays extremely well. Definitely makes this CD worth having whether your a godsmack fan or not.