Sound — 10
As usual, Godsmack came out with another majorly impressive album. This CD unlike before is more country sounding, but yet, it blends well, and I love it although I hate country. I knew that as soon as Speak showed up on the radio, I knew ahead of time that Godsmack had made their return, and even better than before, expecially after songs like Touche. I thought it was great news to know they were making a comeback.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are are in your face, as usual, but then there is Shinedown, which is more of a christian song, and the deeper songs like Mama, one Rainy Day, and Bleeding Me. Of course you have to love Speak, though it did get old, and of course you have to love Shinedown, which is still as good is it was the first time I heard it on the radio.
Overall Impression — 10
Overall, I am in love with this CD, I listen to it everyday, and I got it a week after it came out. My favorite song shifts, depending on my mood. But other than the more popular songs, Living In Sin, Bleeding Me, and One Rainy Day are my favorites. And I love the harmonica part that Sully plays before the guitar kicks off on Shinedown. Actually, there is nothing I don't like about this CD.