Sound — 8
Very well orchestrated album comparable to the Fragile. I am a big fan of Nine Inch Nails. Downward Spiral, contrary to most people's views, is not my favorite album. I tied between Fragile and With Teeth because the orchestration and amount of listenable songs. The simple keyboard work on the last song of the album combined with the different segments of the song pull together pretty great. Overall, it's a well orchestrated album with great musicians.
Lyrics — 5
The lyrics are better than Pretty Hate Machine but equal to the rest. He's not crying about "His self confidence" or "Tripped on the tears I (he) cried." The Fragile had a pretty good show case of his lyrics in my opinion. One criticism of Trent's lyrics is that he starts out "I" this, "I" that... Very introspective but if any of his albums have unity it would be his self obsession into his speudo depression. But I love it, it appeals to my inner teenage angst (I'm really 22 years old).
Overall Impression — 9
If you like industrial rock played by people who know how to play their instruments and the impression of a concept of music theory, check this band and album out.