Sound — 10
First of all. Rush is my favorite band of all time. The sound so different from a lot of other Bands and that is what got me hooked to them. Anyone that is a first time Rush fan needs to hear this Album, it is a masterpiece. The album is mainly based on Greek Mythology, heard in Cygnus X-1. Other topics include scenarios where its a mass of people fighting against another mass of people, most likely referral to government corruption. Besides that, the music is so captivating and it takes pretty much 1 listen to automatically love it.
Lyrics — 10
Like I mentioned before, the lyrics were based Greek Mythology, and governmental arguments. The music fits so well with the lyrics and sets the mood for the song, like a lot of songs should sound like. Rush does it in a way that is no way possible to match evenly. The singer is also unique from other bands and kind of resembled a Canadian Led Zeppelin at that time period, which I take as a plus to their music. This album is a must for anyone.
Overall Impression — 10
This work if art does not compare to the works of other musicians. Every song on the album is crisp. You will be able to listen to the album front to back. Geddy Lee's astounding bass, Alex Lifeson's jaw-dropping guitar playing and Neil Peart's pounding drum lines and odd time signature beats make this album the best. I think the best song on the album is La Villa Stangiato because one can learn a lot from the musical phrases and it is just so catchy and awe-inspiring. If this album were lost or stolen I would definitely buy it again. Go on and get it people, this album rocks.