Sound — 10
The songs on this album still show the heavyness, emotion an talent that this amzing band have, they just seem 2 have steeped up their whole sound. Its way more melodic than on previous albums, 'Take Me' showcases this excellently, there R more harmonies added in, 4 a much fuller, melodic and crisp sound. Most of the melodies on this album resemble that of the legend of such albums as Nirvana Nevermind, and Metallica The Black Album, which I think is a gd thing. I'm also liking their acoustic side, which comes as a complete change, as they have previously done no acoustic songs, I think that this was a gd idea due 2 havin an album with heavy and lite tracks on, it shows more variety in their music which is also anutha gd thing, take 'Sometimes', very outstanding production also on this track. And takin alook at the old P Roach, as afta all this is still the sae band that bought out such hits as Last Resort, 'Do Or Die' hints 'Blood Brothers' straight away, which is ultimately kl!
Lyrics — 10
There are a lot of songs on this album that are noticeably heartfelt, and make you think about what Jacoby has possibly been thru in his own life, listen to 'Scars'. The lyrics seem to sit really nicely with the guitars and drums, this may be own to production or skill, but w/e it is, it's perfect on evry song! As a songwroter myself, this becomes clear to the ear immediately. The songs are much more brighter on this record, and show a positive outlook on life.
Overall Impression — 10
This album in no way shows Papa Roach selling out, if NE1 was wondering, this seems like the band with a massive outlook and future in the rock hall of fame, an so on. They take on the alternative battle, and come out on top of all of the rest of their peers, for example, Linkin Park an Limp Bizkit, no offence to nu metal fans, but this album is harder and more melodic and full of life than NE nu metal, so it seems to set itself in its own genre, of self inflicted riffs, beautiful mentality going into evry song an, and passion from all of the musicians shines like the sun on this album, enuff said, buy it you thieves, no regrets will B felt at all, this is tha best P Roach album to date, no exceptions, and all the songs are instantly catchy, Getting Away With Murder is possibly the worst track on the album, yet it still sounds frech and new.