Sound — 10
Amazing. I was one of the dudes that got the cd two months before it came out, and when I got it, I started listening to it in chem class. Hearing the first track (in regards to myself) I almost started screaming my freakin head off I was so excited. theyve changed from post hardcore to more heavier stuff, to the sounds of every time I die, and norma jean (although not that heavy). the second the actual album came out, I bought it, and the album is ten times better than the burned version.
Lyrics — 9
The lyrics are good. not amazing, but decent. I happen to be an avid follower of Keith Buckley (ETID) and his lyric style, so it takes a lot to impress me, but these aren't like horrible. They're decent. I was actually expecting complete bullshit vocals after hearing him live, and seeing how he couldn't reach his "they're only chasing saftey" high pitch scream. But now he has discoverd an enormous range, from his past high scream to his crazy growling lows.
Overall Impression — 10
This album is one of a kind. I believe underoath made a very smart move, seeing there increasing popularity and creating a very underground sounding album. It makes me wanna cry they did so good. The only thing that would make me happy is to see that little emo kid getting the new album thinking its gonna be like the old one, and hearing this pluthera of noise.