Sound — 9
When you put this album in your hit with the double bass of 30/30-150. It's truely an awesome sound throughout the whole album. As far as the singing is great, but Corey Taylor's screaming is not at it's best. Another thing that I like that they added is a few guitar solos, that seem to kinda flow with the music and are quite awesome. But it's a good sounding album.
Lyrics — 8
The lyrics were very well written I think and for the most part flowed with the music quite well. As far as singer skills it's like I said in the sound Corey can sing very well, but his screaming is not at it's best. But it's a good album in the lyrical section.
Overall Impression — 9
This album was in my opinion was just as good as Slipknot's Vol. 3 if not better. I can't compare it to Stone Sour's 1st album because right now I don't have it, but it is now one of the CDs I am going to but in the near future. But to me some of the best songs are 30/30-150, Come What(ever) May, and Through Glass are my top 3 in this album. I love the way it was not just all out double bass, screaming, heavy stuff. Every forth track was a "soft type" song. But without a question I would buy this album again if anything happened to it at all.