Sound — 10
Papa Roach's 4th major studio album. A lot of people have been complaining about how this album is just chord-driven rock. I don't know what they were listening to, but this is not a chord-driven rock album. There's tons of nice guitar work. You just have to find it. Jerry Horton and Tobin Esperance's guitar and bass work is peerless and as good as always but no riffs like the Last Resort. Also, Dave Buckner's drums ensure that you will never be bored listening.
Lyrics — 6
Jacoby Shaddix's voice is very strong, perhaps stronger than it has ever been. The lyrics however, are another story. Whenever a band progresses through their career, they lyrics are the one thing that should usually improve. This is not the case with this album. The lyrics are probably the weakest point of this album. The breakdown-there are some well written lines, and some lines that are just crap. Jacoby Shaddix sounds a bit like a conceited snob since most of the lyrics are about him.
Overall Impression — 9
When I first got this album, I wasn't too sure since there was a lot of bad reviews. Even with some poorly written lyrics, this album was worth the purchase and anyone reading this shouldn't be judging the album just from the horrible single, to be loved and the lyrics.