Sound — 8
More bluesy and slow than Use your Illusion 1 but still has hard rocking tracks like Civil War and You Could be Mine. It also has a cover of Knockin' on Heavens door which is very well played with an arpeggio introduction. The sound is very good and they worked together well in songs like Enstranged and Civil War. The song Get In The Ring starts with a nice blues solo over cheering fans and then goes into a hard guitar riff. The song My World though has no real value to it.
Lyrics — 9
The lyrics in songs like Civil War, Enstranged, You Could Be Mine, and Get in the Ring just move me. They make me wanna go to my room and write a song just like them. They lyrics fit well with the music like in Civil War the arpeggio fits the tone of Axl's singing. Axl's skill ranges from lower notes, to a small voice, to screaming his head off. He is one of the best singers alive.
Overall Impression — 7
It is better than Greenday albums, but not better than Use Your Illusion 1. The best songs are Civil War, Enstranged, You Could Be Mine, Knockin' On Heavens Door, and Get In The Ring. Shotgun Blues is an okay song. The only thing I don't like is how bluesy some of the songs are. The Guns N' Roses I've got to know is the hard rock band with a singer who screams like crazy, not a blues rock band who adds in a few swears to still they are hard rock.