Sound — 10
This album is is one of the best sounding albums Rage made. The band is amazing. Tom Morello has some of the craziest sounding effects anyones ever heard from any record by any band, and it's freaking awesome sounding. The rhythm section is amazing, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk hold their own very well and Tim has some amazing bass lines that complement the guitar and vocals amazingly well. Listen to the bass intro to Calm Like a Bomb and say that Tim isn't amazing. Amazing sound.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics address what all RATM lyrics address, The scum in the White House and how they screwed up America. Zack de la Rocha's vocals are amazing as usual, he raps through this Metal record better than most rappers do on rap records. The lyrics are violent and call for a revolution, and the vocals represent them very well. No tradition metal vocalist could put these word through with as much emotions and power as well as Zack.
Overall Impression — 10
Overall, this RATM album is my favorite tied with Rage Against the Machine. The vocal, lyrics, and instrumentalist are all top notch. Ever member is amazing at what they do. This was sadly the last RATM album of original material. I stand that the world needs Rage back. This album shows how revolutionary they were, and how good they were through all their career they were, up to the last. Amazing record!