Sound — 8
I got this CD for Christmas, and I gotta say I really likee it. Is it as good as Leave A Whisper. Well that isn't a fair question I think. Shinedown has so much talent, and the sound on the 2 albums are completely different. I like that it was not leave a second whisper or something like that. Shinedown has a very unique sound, and while I enjoyed Leave A Whisper more, this is better than half the crap out there.
Lyrics — 10
Great lyrics. To many times do you get bands just talking about what is popular, and stuff that has so meaning. I might be completley wrong, but Shinedown sounds like they mean what they say, and don't give a crap whether they get on MTV.
Overall Impression — 9
I really am happy with this album. I think it sounds different then lots of stuff out there. It's heavy, but not that heavy. It's the perfect mix. I love most of the songs on there, but there are some I could go without. But I say if you want to hear music, get this and Leave A Whisper.