Sound — 8
I thought album didn't sound a lot like the old GC, but it's really different. The strings started to get a bit annoying after a while, but they sound good with the songs. The sound is a bit more poppy compared to there old stuff, but its great anyway!
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics were really true, I can relate to a lot of there lyrics and they sound really good! It's a bit more darker and mature than some of theyre old lyrics but its really different. Joel is such a great singer! He has a voice thats not dark even thou some of the lyrics are.
Overall Impression — 8
The CD rocks! When I first played it and heard Once Apon A Time: The Battle For Life & Death I thought most of the album was going to be crap, but after I listened to a few other songs I thought it was really good! Billy is great on keyboard! Joel singing The Truth really didn't sound right, but it's different anyway. If my copy was stolen or lost I wouldn't have a bit of a sook then go out and buy another copy. This CD rocks!