Sound — 8
Well, as Seether's frontman, (Shaun Morgan) described, this was a very different, and almost experimental album for Seether. And, Seether managed to pull of an album, that is not only experimental, but still has the, "Seether" feel to it. It ranges from rough, hardcore songs like, "Like Suicide", and, "Don't Believe". To acoustic songs, that get harder, like, "Walk Away From The Sun". And also, fun "Swing beat" songs, like their popular single, "Fake It".
Lyrics — 10
What I love most about this album, is that in some of his songs, Shaun really expresses his frustration with things like, "Changing yourself, just to be someone." And, "Not letting other peoples opinions hurt you." To me personally, the lyrics really spoke to me. Very meaningful, and thought provoking.
Overall Impression — 9
01.Like Suicide: a very rough, and, (as Shaun described it) "Animal" song. Very good to opening for an album. 8.5/10 02.Fake It: I think just about everyone's heard this song by now. With it's fun swing beat, and catchy lyrics, what's not to like? 9.5/10 03.Breakdown: Seether's newest single. Shaun described it as, "The old, 'Sticks and Stones' saying." It features a very odd opening riff, but still a great song. 8/10 04.Fmlyhm: it's not my favorite song on the album. But it still has that, undeniably cool intro. With it's opening drum line, and simple guitar riff. 7.5/10 05.Fallen: probably one of the best songs on the album. It starts of with a catchy bass line, and breaks into the same riff, but with an electric guitar. And it's amazing lyrics, about, "Changing yourself, just to be somebody." 9.5/10 06.Rise Above This: another song that everyone's heard by now. A catchy, yet sad song about his brother's suicide. Very meaningful. 9/10 07.No Jesus Christ: while it might sound a bit, "Anti-Christian". The songs main line is, "You're no Jesus Christ." It's one of those songs, that was experimental, but still has a Seether feel. It starts with an awesome bass line. 9/10 08.Six Gun Quota: probably one of my favorite songs on the album. It starts out with a very almost, "Punk Alternative Rock" guitar riff. While the lyrics are what most people describe as, "Emo-ish". 9.5/10 09.Walk Away From The Sun: seether described this as their favorite song on the new album. As they said, "It's a new turn for us." It starts out, with an acoustic intro, and leads on to a heavier feel. 8.5/10 10.Eyes Of The Devil; kind of an odd song all and all. Everything about the song is unusual. Not my favorite, but still a great song. 7.5/10 11.Don't Believe: this is probably my least favorite song on the new album. Most people describe it as a "Karma and Effect type song." It's very unusual, but at the same time, oddly catchy. 7/10 12.Waste: I'm going to start out by saying, this song is amazing. By far, my favorite song on the album. It feature a 7 string guitar. And a very strong riff. An awesome song, and an awesome ending to the album. 10/10