Sound — 10
If the sun is about to set on nu-metal, as some critics are saying, what hope is there for purveyors of post-grunge still clinging to the coat tails of Nirvana? But, surely, if an album is good, un-wholesome and rocks like a proverbial bastard, who cares what genre it comes from? Puddle Of Mudd are an excellent example. "Life On Display" sounds very much like their last album, but not in a bad way. Wesley Reid Scantlin (yes, that is his real name!) vocals combine with heavy-duty riffage, and the strong scent of melody soon gets the juices pumping.
Lyrics — 10
Listening to the lyrics can get a bit depressing if you do it too much, so i suggest you don't, unless you feeling extaticly high, this will bring you plumetting back down to earth! However depressing they may be though, they are excellent lyrics.
Overall Impression — 10
As I said above, this keeps up the rockability of "Come Clean", with acoustic songs to smooth over the creases. These guys can write, play and deliver the goods big time.