Sound — 10
The sound on this record is great. I like the variations of acoustic songs and heavy songs. It has really great and catchy guitar riffs. Sean's voice reminds me of Kurt Cobain. Smile Empty Soul kind of reminds me of Nirvana. I think all of the songs are great and a lot of kids can identify with them. I think the whole band has serious skills.
Lyrics — 10
My impression of their lyrics is that they actually mean something. They're smooth and not too corny like those of other bands.
Overall Impression — 10
I really like Smile Empty Soul. They are now probably one of my favorite bands. My favorite songs on the album are Your Way, Nowhere Kids, and Every Sunday. This CD is definitely worth buying if you like rock or just like one of their singles. If some crazy ba$tard stole this CD from me, I would definitely buy it again. Smile Empty Soul would be great to listen to in a car (if only I had a car...).