Sound — 8
Look, I know everyone is going to treat this album with a pretty bias opinion or two because they don't stick with their old style, but I say neigh. This album is everything I had hoped for, but still with some disappointing setbacks. The first thing I was angered with was the fact that the breakdown from the live version of "Single" was not included in the album. Also, how the song "The Vomiting Winter" did not show up on the album. Though there were some of these depressing faults, there was also many upsides. The solos that appeared on In the Unlikely Event were magical, and according to Thomas they were made up while he was just freestyling. There were also some pleasant surprises with songs like "Empty the Clip, The King is Dead, Long Live the Queen" and "Dirty Pillow Talk" this album officially became a Fall of Troy album. With the amazing vocals, beautiful guitar sounds and improving drum sounds this album is a very moving album.
Lyrics — 7
Some of the problems I had with Doppelganger was how it was filled with previous tracks that were just altered to sound better. The problem was the parts of the album you wish never happened like the parts that were so crazy it didn't feel like music. With tracks like "You Got a Deathwish Johnny Truant?" and some of "Tom Waits". Another mediocre part was the lyrics which in some parts were great and in others could have been better. As far as In the Unlikely Event goes, the lyrics are more down the earth and agreeable rather than telling a 100% fictional story (not saying that it's a bad thing). Overall the vocals and lyrics on this album kick ass.
Overall Impression — 9
This album I'd have to say is a very crazy ride and has many fun surprises along the way. It never gets boring and it matches up to the standard of The Fall of Troy's innovative style. They're also not afraid to stick up for their beliefs in songs like "Walk of Fame". I think this album is definitely worth getting if you don't already have it and it's very creative as a matured form of The Fall of Troy.