Sound — 10
Just to start, many people hate this album due to it's genre nature. But let's all reason with it and review farely. A rock album(s) remixed to sound like hip-hop, this DOES bring new meaning to the rock scene. I mean, what other rock band does this? It also is a larger collection from not just Hybrid Theory, but previous songs from their EP as well. They collaborated with many other skilled hip-hop artists and made it sound pretty damn awesome, not by just the music, but the quality and rhythm of the beats.
Lyrics — 8
When they collaborated with the other artists, they all needed to share their own lyrical style to record. Fast and catchy can be used to describe some of the songs on it. But also sometimes, the lyrics could be almost... rushed. After all, it kinda was a get-in-the-studio-while-doing-your-thing-and-leave type of project. For the most part, you'll catch yourselves tryin' to mimic some of their flows.
Overall Impression — 8
To sum up everything about this album, it is a nice large collection of mastered remixes and beats that sound's awesome on decent system with a sub. The lyrics most of the time demonstrate true talent and the songs as a whole are all related to previous songs, but you won't catch barely and similarities in them at all. They ARE different songs, even though they can be defined as remixes. I have listened to both the CD and the DVD. Check them both out if you have any interest in beats/hip-hop/nu-metal/etc.