Sound — 10
Through Flickers of many other band's sounds, Hurt has manifested it's own unique, dark sound. A modern rock band with a Old Victorian feel to it and a dark edge is almost unheard of! That could be one of the reasons Hust is so amazing. They're that different. With their moments of flamenco and others of screaming, this young band has created a very underrated masterpiece.
Lyrics — 10
These lyrics truly portray the agony of the singer, and blend perfectly with the intense passion in the music. Their harmonization slides perfectly into place, if it's more on the standard side or has a litte more edge in it like in "Cold Inside". This has the feel of a rock opera, but still mantains a different story in each of the deep songs.
Overall Impression — 10
Mainstream music is all the same, is overplayed, and is low quality. That is why Vol. 1 isn't mainstream. It is it's own type of music and deserves not to be seen as mainstream. This album is an amazing work of music and should be an instant classic the first time you hear it. As one of my good friends said, "The last song of any CD is a glorious showcase of the band's talent and power. It just leaves you wanting more and makes you wait in agony for their next CD. Now take that feeling times 11; cause this CD is all last songs."