Sound — 10
I describe Impending Doom as the "Whitechapel" of Christian metal. I am a deathcore fan myself and Whitechapel is one of my favorite deathcore bands, so that is good. This is definitely the most brutal Christian music I have ever heard. The album doesn't really have a specific theme. It mainly speaks of Christian morals and stuff like that.
Lyrics — 9
I think the lyrics are pretty cool. They did a good job of making the lyrics Christian but still seem like a metal band would use them. Brooke is an incredible vocalist. The vocals are a big change from the vocals on ID's first album, Nailed.Dead.Risen., but I think it was for the better. Brooke says that he grew tired of his old screaming style, which was mostly inhaling. Brooke also wanted his vocals to be more distinguishable, which I totally understand because I couldn't understand much of what he was saying in Nailed.Dead.Risen.
Overall Impression — 9
I can relate this album to Whitechapel's second album This Is Exile. A lot of the riffs sound like something Whitechapel would use, but I wouldn't say any of them are ripping off Whitechapel. My favorite songs on this album are probably Welcome To Forever, Anything Goes, More Than Conquerors and When I Speak. The drums, vocals, and guitars are all excellent. If my copy of this album was stolen I wouldn't be surprised because this album is great!