Sound — 10
Well here's another Static-X album. They have come back from their loss of Tripp Eisen and regained Koichi Fukuda. Although I like Tripp Eisen more, Koichi is more familiar with what Static-X should really sound like, being their original guitarist. They aren't as heavy as they used to be, but they're still pretty heavy. I like the fact that they have become more melodic over the years, compared to Wisconsin Death Trip and Machine (which kicked major ass, by the way). Although many feel that Drop D and down a whole step tuning is easy to play, I think that as long as you know how to structure your riffs and incorporate the other instruments you can play the easiest stuff and still be good.
Lyrics — 10
I think the lyrics are classic Wayne Static. They are very creative and rhyme at very good time, which are in tune and on key with the riffs. Wayne is a great vocalist, and it's good that he doesn't just scream throughout the whole thing. He has really expanded as a vocalist.
Overall Impression — 10
Overall, I think Static-X fans would really like it. With the return of Koichi, old fans of Static-X would really like it. The most impressive songs are Night Terrors, which has a really kick ass chorus, and Brain fog, which shows that Static-X can write a techno-like song and make it kick ass. Compared to their other albums, I think it is the best one yet. If it were stolen, I would hunt down whoever it was and get someone to rape their dogs. If I were to lose it, I would get me a five finger discount.