Sound — 10
The Sound of this album was very underated, the brutal lyrics coming from phil, a change from the older pantera but that's why people experiment but they pulled it off if you ask me. But some of the riffs did drag on for too long for example the solo to T.G.S.T.K was so pointless, I didn't bother to learn it, the song would have been better without it. The breaks in some of the songs such as sandblasted skin and living through me we're not needed but they must of done something right considering how famous they are. Not the best of Dimebags riffs but their still skull crushing.
Lyrics — 10
Phill's Lyrics in this album we're different and very rappy but it's still good if you can understand them, if you can't I suggest that you read them. The lyrics to suicide note part one and two we're abit depressing if you we're suicidal but if not you can enjoy the songs over and over again. there are more rhyms in this album as far as I can tell but I think it's amazing just to sit in your room and sing/scream along to.
Overall Impression — 10
The great southern trendkill, I think, was much more aggersive than Vulgar display of power, and the riffs we're more playable (on guitar). Drag the waters has an amazing riff (not complicated tho) and the screaming was amazing, 13 steps to nowhere has an amazing intro and it carried on through out but the solo kind of ruined it but they made up for that by the outro, suicide note part 2 and sandblasted we're both amazing song's yet towards the end of them the fiffs dragged on, living through me was such an amzing song to start a violent pitt with but the random break they have really spoiled it, the underground in america had three main riffs that I loved the lyrics we're very well put across, the solo was a bit short but the intro to it was simple yet amazing, floods is an amazing song with very melodic riffs yet the lyrics wern't as good compared to suicide note part one. If I lost this album I would either buy it or steal it from the local HMV, over all this album was fine work by Pantera.