Sound — 8
Great but that's a tad bit of generousity. It sounds really cool while your listening to it but then you look up the tabs and the intro is flyin' all over the neck but then the verse is just "0, 0... 0, 0, 0, 0... " and on and on. Although, "Ashes Of The Wake" is a damn good song they don't play all of it just about half of it. The drums are still very impressive and same with John Campell on bass but Willie and Mark could've stepped it up a little on the guitar.
Lyrics — 10
What do you get when you take the rage of a thousand protesters, the vision of Che Guevera, the talent of Bob Marley, and the heart of Charlemge? Randy D. Blythe. The great thing about this album is they orginaly wrote the over half the songs as poems then wrote the music. Also they will repeat a verse or a chorus just as a spoken word undertone. Randy's preformance in this album is flat out amazing! He does a great job with mixing the old Burn the Preist sound that you can barely understand with the new, great simple screaming sound.
Overall Impression — 10
Amazing. Lets just say that. There is not a singal song on here that I don't like. Songs such as "Laid to Rest", "Hourglass", "Omerta", or "Remorse Is For The Dead" are all rated 5 stars on my computer. Lamb of God took a completey different look at things and a lot of risks by making this album and I admire them for that.