Sound — 10
Wow! The sound of this band is amazing. The guitarists are insane, and they have great melody and rhythm. I love the singing and screaming of the lead singer, Howard Jones. All the songs have distinct variations in sound, and all are great. Sounds alot similar to earlier albums, with the exception of the new singer, who I perfer more. You can tell all of the words; although some screaming, it is only in the parts where necessary or sounds great.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are great. The End Of Heartache is a great, true song. Howard Jones is a great singer, he can either take long, high pitched notes out, or scream in the middle of a guitar slam. The lyrics aren't corny, or annoying, and the singing is actually audible. Just great overall!
Overall Impression — 10
Awesome, they sound like almost no one else. They keep that sped-up heavy metal mentality, but have lots of rhythm and thought put into their songs. They are jsut a great band, and I think any fan of rock would love them.