Sound — 9
Scary Kids has brought another great album to the table. Their new album has a lot of the same sound as "The City Sleeps In Flames (2005)." They have their faster tracks, with machine gun drums, lightning guitar solos/riffs, catchy post-'80s keyboard riffs, and who could forget Tyson's vocals and screams? "Faces" was put on their myspace profile around July 4th, 2007, so the fans could get a taste of what they've got for the year. "Snake Devil" was put up the day the album came out (Aug 28). "Faces" has a lot of the palm-muted, overdrive guitar sound to it, while "Snake Devil" has almost a sort of Motley Crue distorted sound to the intro. Great sound to the album, I highly recommend putting down $18 on the Hot Topic check out counter to get a great album. The 2 years it took for the album, was definately worth the wait.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics almost have a sarcastic sense to them. The chorus' (as well as the verses) are just jammed full of catchy lyrics. "Let's tear away these faces, we hide behind. Cutting through the airwaves, open up our minds. Show ourselves to the world tonight, cause we are No longer in disguise!" Is the chorus to "Faces". It has I little of Pouyan's keyboard in the background, mixed with Tyson's ingenious lyrics, it's overall terrific. But it's not just Faces that has great lyrics. The whole album is, like I said before, jammed full of catchy numbers.
Overall Impression — 9
This album greatly compares to their 2005 record "The City Sleeps In Flames". I think a little too much. Again, the slower, depressing songs, and the faster paced songs have made another appearence on this record. But it's great, because I think we've all gotten a little tired of listening to "The World As We Know It" and "What's Said Is Done". It's yet another album from SKSK that gets lyrics stuck in your head. "Faces" is byfar the best song on the album. Catchy lyrics, a background post-'80s keyboard on the chorus; it's great. If I got this album stolen or lost, I'd definately go buy it again. No matter what the cost.