Sound — 2
The sound of this album was not at all interesting. it's your average angry men jumping up and down in boiler suits. There is a serious lack of skill with the guitar, which is a great disappointment. Hearing all over that Joey is one beast at the drums, He really was not that great, and he has 2 other thrown in members of the band to back him up in percussion. Mick thomson constantly re-uses the first fret and open notes through out the entire album, making me believe that he is one overrated guitarist.
Lyrics — 3
The lyrics to the songs are meaningless nonsense. They have no point and an angry 6 grader can write those kinds of lyrics. "enemy, show me what you wanna be, I can handle anything, even if I can't handle you". Who is going to take that seriously? These lyrics were written to appeal little boys. The singer Corey Taylor though has skill in vocals, and he really should be using his clean vocals and not those constant annoying yells.
Overall Impression — 1
Overall impression was a bunch of masked men who wear cheap suits and have a more dominating fanbase for kids then for grown adults. There were no impressive songs on the album at all, and I cannot believe most of my peers enjoy these artists. If this CD were stolen or lost, I definetely will not want to buy it again, and if I could, I would go back in time and make sure I never did buy it.