Sound — 7
I got to say that Sum is my favorite band but still I was kinda disappointed with this album. They changed from a cool punk band to a dark emo band who critizises every single issue in this world. The songs were good but their first 3 albums were so much better. It probably is my extreme hate for emo songs since I liked a lot of the songs except for that fact. The band changed to a metal kind of sound and though it sounded good I think it sounded way better in when it had a punk sound.
Lyrics — 8
I really like Deryck's voice. It's one of those voices that are hard immitate by another artist. As I just mentioned before, the lyrics sucked in it's way for being emo but in its other way they were good. What I mean is that the comparing with things and forms of expressing themselves were good. So I didn't either like or hate this album.
Overall Impression — 8
Well I pretty much covered the goods and the wrongs of this album. If you listen to it, almost all the songs are, similar on the eding since all of them have an ending with Deryck singing something different on the very end and finish with it. It was an easy comparable album with a slow song album from another band. I think the best songs were Pieces, Some Say, Were All To Blame and No Reason.