Sound — 10
This is one of their best albums yet! They have definitly taken a huge step since their first album. The guitar is great especially in songs such as, Holy Mountains, Dreaming, Attack, etc. Their drummer and bassist done a great job. The music suits Daron's voice a little more then their previous albums.
Lyrics — 10
Great songwriting, the lyrics are (mostly) very political, which is quite normal for Soad. As I said before Daron's voice suited these songs a little more then their previous albums. Serj and Daron are great with their duets, solos and whatever else they can do.
Overall Impression — 10
A perfect ending for the Mezmerise/Hypnotize combo, especially the idea of having 'Soldier Side' at the end of Hypnotize to finish off the intro in Mezmerise. I think all the songs on this CD are great, they range from political (Soldier Side) to funny (Viscinety Of Obsenity) to emotional (Lonely Day), etc. If it was lost or stolen I would defenitly buy it again (if I can't find the guy who stole it).