Sound — 10
Absolutely incredible. I have the special edition and even on the bonus CD there is not one bad song, not one. I especialy like the acoustics and I think they pulled it off extremly well. Also the adition of more solos was a big plus over IOWA and there fist self titled album. Pure genius.
Lyrics — 10
I wouldn't consider Corey a songwritter, the man is a poet. The lyrics in this album are so emotional and personal it realy gives you a look inside his head. Vermilion and The Blister Exists are great also Pulse Of The Magots probly the best lyrics on the album in my opinon.
Overall Impression — 10
Pure geniuous (spelling). Everything down to the lyrics book is just plain sick (in a good way). Favorite Slipknot album yet. Keep up the good work guys.