Sound — 10
The sound on this album is a metallic masterpiece and it is one of the most heaviest albums I have ever heard. The guitars on this album are absolutely incredible, Jim and Mick are probably one of the best guitar duos today with Mick's furious leads and Jims amazing style of Rhythm they make it all worthwhile. The drums on this album are really good, Joey is one of the best drummers in the history of heavy-ass metal. Paul is a really good bassist and he keeps on impressing with his bass riffs in the songs. The rest of the instruments do their job and it really cool to see a band would have a DJ, turntables, and percussion.
Lyrics — 10
Corey Taylor is one amazing songwriter and man has he been through a lot of shit in his life and I'm kind of going through the same things he's going through right now. He has been bullied, his dad left him before he was even born and he was betrayed which really sucks but he got revenge on almost everyone and took out his anger.
Overall Impression — 10
This album cannot compare to any other albums because it is like nothing you have heard before and it is really cool. I don't have favourite songs on this album because all of them kick ass and just are amazing in their own way. I love everything about and hate nothing about it sure they didn't have guitar solos but that's because their label wouldn't let them. If it were stolen/lost I would beat the living shit out ofa anyone that stole it. I would recommend this album to almost anyone and oh yah if your looking for soft stuff just don't even touch this album touch Vol.3 where they are more calm. If you are looking for really heavy stuff then touch this and you will be amazed by the sound of this album.