Sound — 9
The intermissions and things like that, they're decent but not too interesting. Just quick little thinigs in there to blend the actual songs, and the songs themselves are the perfect examples of how to do progressive rock with a slight hardcore twist. You can point out a few of their styles right off the bat (in Chasing Suns), such as the drummer for prog-ska band RX Bandits.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics aren't anything terribly special(though Acts II and III have some nice work), but in the singing department we have Anthony Green, Rich Balling, Matthew Embree, and Matthew Kelly, and they all do their parts really, really well. The lyrics go just fine with the music, which is the more important part of the overall sound.
Overall Impression — 10
This band is one of the best ideas I've ever heard of; this album is one of the best I've ever heard. Anything with a title that doesn't sound like "Overture", "Intermission", or "Postlude" is masterful. Lyrics aren't impressive, but the way they're done are. My only gripe is that they couldn't do this again on their second album("Lover, The Lord Has Left Us...", Garbage/10). If my copy of Tiger ever got lost, I'd waste no time finding it. Stolen? I'd go all Tony Jaa on whoever did it.