Sound — 10
When I first heard this band 3 years ago I was still into softer classic rock music I thought all music coming out today was crap and I couldn't stand it until I heard Doppleganger. I remember when it had first came out people were saying it was an amazing album and I should check it out. I downloaded one of the songs and started listening closed minded and thought it was just the same old crap. But then after the second time, third time, and fourth time listening the song Act One, Scene One I was shocked it was so amazing I couldn't stopped listening to it. I then finally bought the CD and every track blew my away the heavy gut wrenching screams, catchy melodies and choruses, and the insane riffs were all the perfect combination and had every element of music I enjoy today. The Fall of Troy opened a whole different genre of music for me. I find it amazing how it's just 3 guys yet they have a sound that is out of this world.
Lyrics — 10
Some of the song titles are just funny and weird such as; "We Better Learn How To Hotwire A Uterus" and "Whacko Jacko Steals The Elephant Man's Bones". The lyrics aren't the best I've ever heard but they work with the songs so well it deserves nothing less than a perfect 10. Thom's Singing is amazing and his screams also fit well into each of the songs on this album amazingly enough he does this all while playing complicated riffs. Tim Ward also does some screaming and a little bit of singing.
Overall Impression — 10
This band is so unique and experimental much don't compare to them. The Number 12 looks like you is the only band that comes to mind that has a remotely close sound but The Mars Voltra are somewhat similar to The Fall of Troy too. Doppelganger is an album that has no filler tracks but some stand out tracks in my opinion are: "I Just Got This Symphony Goin'", "Mouths Like Sidewinder Missiles", and "The Holy Tape". What I like some much about this album is it never gets old and every song I listen grows on me more and more over time. If you haven't ever heard of this band I recommend to run out and buy this album!