Sound — 10
This album is amazing, the recent addition of Tim Skold has boosted the band's skill level a huge amount. This CD is more industrial than their past CD's, each song has more to it than some past songs. It's definitely original, I don't know of anything exactly like this.
Lyrics — 10
Manson is Manson, his voice and lyrics haven't really changed since they started. The lyrics fit very, very well with the music. I believe he has matured and grown as a musician, but there isn't a huge improvement over the other records(he didn't need to change anything anyways).
Overall Impression — 10
I've listen to this cd everyday since it came out. Every song is amazing, they could all be singles. Hearing them live made me feel like I was going to have a stroke. If it was ever stolen I would go buy it again within the hour. Besides the music, I enjoyed the bonus DVD that came in limited edition. The movie on the DVD (Doppelherz, a film made by Manson) was...uhh...interesting, a bit strange but worth a look. I love this CD, it's one of my favorite of all time. I honestly can't think of one bad thing I can say about it, the best I can come up with is I wish there were more songs.