Sound — 9
If there is Isis playing in a room, you can tell. Their sound is slow and grinding. They basically took the style of Neurosis and expanded upon it. Almost everything is played in 4/4, which normally I wouldn't be too crazy about, but they just wouldn't be Isis if they made it too technical. My only complaint is that the drummer never really adds anything to the music on this album.
Lyrics — 6
Not the greatest part of the whole. Aaron Turner rarely actually sings melodically on the album, but you can definitely see the vocal progression in contrast with the previous albums. The Lyrics are really hard to understand, which doesn't bother me that much, I'm used to it by now.
Overall Impression — 9
I'd say this is their best album yet. The highlights of the album have to be "So Did We," "In Fiction," and "Wills Dissolve." I love the way this album makes me feel. It's depressing and uplifting at the same time. I would definitely buy this album again if it were lost or stolen.