Sound — 8
It's definately different to anything else MCR have done before. I'm a huge fan of the band and I don't know if I really like the new style as much as I do on the first 3 albums. Because I listen to a lot of metal and the album is kind of pop-punky, it's not really my style but because it's MCR, I like it anyway. I like the concept of the album and all the storylines and characters MCR have created, but the music has failed a tad. There's a few songs that stand out but others that are a bit... meh...
Lyrics — 10
Lyrics=awesomeness! They totally tie in with the concept of the album and they fit with the music well. Some of the lyrics tell a story which I think is awesome and Gerard's voice has so much emotion in the songs, it's amazing! The band still mention death a few times, like their previous albums, but they are sang in an un-deathlike way which makes death and everything seem far more lighter and happier.
Overall Impression — 9
The tunes and music are okay, the guitar playing skills are amazing as always, especially the lead guitarist, Ray Toro, who really shines on the album with his solos. The lyrics are epic, as well as the storylines and characters, so overall, I'd say this is an amazing album!