Sound — 10
It's probably the most powerful Staind's album of those 4. Maybe as much as Tormented but with more quality. There is pratically no acoustic guitar except in "Home" and "Excess Bagagge". Anyways, it's damn powerful, no solos but very hard riffs. A lot of screaming and singing.
Lyrics — 8
As said, lots of screaming but lot of singing too. Aaron Lewis lyrics have allways been deep and in this album he talks about all the bad stuff in his life. It's exactly the oposite of "So Far Away".
Overall Impression — 10
It's the favorite one to many fans, and the most hard one. My personal favorites are Suffocate, Me, Home, Mudshovel, Crawl and Excess Bagagge (it's an acoustic hidden track, though.) It's great when you fell down and you want to let it all out. I was not sure of buying because I didn't know Staind very well. But today, they are my favorite band EVER! And you better damn buy... Like people say: This is the S***!