Sound — 8
The overall sonic feel of With Teeth is very dynamic and covers a full spectrum of moods and feelings. Songs like Beside You In Time fit into Reznor's trademark "Is it real guitar or synth?" sound. If you like a balance of fast live drums and packaged machine-beats, with a good portion of slow piano medleys, this album is up your alley.
Lyrics — 8
Dark and brooding lyrics as usual. Lyrics tend to focus on the listener's life versus the songwriter's life.
Overall Impression — 8
I can see a step forward from NIN's previous albums, especially The Fragile and Still. If you're looking for another The Downward Spiral, you'll only like a couple songs. I suggest buying the DVD-Audio format, because Reznor is one of the best producers of recorded music, plus there's viewable artwork contained on the DVD.