Sound — 10
This album is amazing. It is the best thing megadeth has done in years. They definitley have their origional sound back. It sounds like they were influenced by some of their past albums, you can definitley hear parts that sound like songs from Countdown To Extinction, and Rust In Peace. The sound is more agressive than it has been since rust in peace. The other members of the band had a hudge part in this album unlike past albums where Dave Mustaine wrote a majority of the songs. This album has that classic megadeth sound while still having a slightly modern sound.
Lyrics — 9
The lyrics mostly revolve around death, war, other world issues and also fictional issues like in the song "Endgame". The lyrics go greatly with the music. The albums lyrics have a wide variety of different themes like the lyrics for the song "Headcrusher" are about a torture divice, and the lyrics to the song "1320'" are about drag racing.
Overall Impression — 10
This album is like a mix between Countdown To Extinction, Rust In Peace, Youthanasia, and Peace Sells... But Who's Buying. The most impressive song is the song named ater the album called "Endgame", which is about fictional new world order lead by the US. I love everything about this album it is just so... MEGADETH! If it were stolen or lost I would buy it again.