Sound — 10
Absolutely brilliant. Starts off with the mic being handed to the guitarists daughter, where she reads a breathtakingly chilling poem. The poem is the lifeline of all the songs, in which that things are changing. Things are changing and things are not what they appear. All of the songs of this CD tie in to that poem, and it's wonderful. "I Dare You" has the hardest vocal line I've seen in alt-metal to date. Amazing CD throughout.
Lyrics — 10
Simply artistic. Wonderful similies, metaphores, and alliterations throughout the CD. I didn't know this, but the second track, "Heroes," is written about Dimebag Darrel, and how he had recently died. If you listen to it you wouldn't catch it, but it's there. And the lyrics to "Begin Again" rock so goddamn hard.
Overall Impression — 10
If you want some metal/grunge that you wouldn't mind someone walking in while you listen to it, buy this. They don't swear because they really have no reason to, they're that solid of a band. The best part is the solo in "Lady So Divine" It'll blow you away. Go get it.