Sound — 10
First off let me start by saying that this album is amazing. There really is no way to describe it. The guitar playing is awesome, it goes along really well with the lyrics. The songs are well constructed and there are no 2 songs that sound alike. The styles are hard rock and alternative rock.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are incredible. It sounds like they were really thought out. They sound dark at some times. As I said before the lyrics and the music go together perfectly.
Overall Impression — 10
I don't really know who to compare Shinedown to. They are a sound all their own. Some of the best songs from the album are "Fly From The Inside", "Lost In The Crowd", "Burning Bright", and "45". I love everything about this album. I can't stop listening to it. I can't just skip through, I have to listen to every song. If this CD was ever stolen, I wouldn't even hesitate to buy it again.