Sound — 10
The sound on this album blew me away sure they don't have any guitar solos on this album but they have really good melodic riffs and amazing tapping. The guitar on this album was astonishing, it was fast, crazy, and when the slow parts of the guitar came in on some songs that impressed me a lot because these guys write beatiful guitar work in their songs, so yah just amazing riffs and good breakdowns done on the guitar. The drums on this album are mindblowing I mean when you listen to Justin just banging the shit out of those drums you're like whoaa he's skilled and he uses the double bass drumming techniques very well. The bass on this album was good as usual and Mike did an amazing and I think he improved a bit on this album because he just did a amazing good job. So basically the sound was just plain amazing and mindblowing.
Lyrics — 10
Howard Jones is one skilled vocalist he has a mindblowing scream and when he actually does sing his voice is one of the most melodic voices. He sings mostly about emotional lyrics throughout the CD but it's not like emo music like "I'm gonna slit my wrists if you dump me"! Killswitch Engage do none of that shit they are just trying to express themselves in a loving way to their girlfriends or wives or whatever they have. I also really like the background vocals on this album, adam can really sing I swear.
Overall Impression — 10
Killswitch Engage are one of my favourite modern day bands along with Trivium, Slpknot, Lamb Of God, Avenged Sevenfold, MCR, and a shitload of other bands. I don't have any favourite songs on this album because well all of them are just put really well together and Killswitch are a very organized band if you asked me. I love everything about this album and there is nothing to hate but they should have just put some guitar solos in I swear they do such an amazing job with those. If it were stolen/lost I would defenitely buy this album again since Killswitch Engage are a amazing band! I can't wait to hear more of these guys keep it up!