Sound — 9
To me, the sound of this album is amazing. A BIG step forward than what The Oncoming Storm had. Once again, Unearth comes head on with crazy guitar riffs, awesome drumming (as heard in Unstoppable) and more impressive vocals from the frontman, Trevor Phipps. It seems as if every time Unearth sits down to write a new song or album, the goods just keep coming. As if being fast and melodic wasn't enough, they do it on 7-strings (and that's hard! ). This is clearly the best sound I've heard on a metal album so far.
Lyrics — 10
The Oncoming Storm's lyrics were mostly political, about things that are going on in the world today. But III: In The Eyes Of Fire took a new approach, lyrics that detail personal problems that most of us face everyday. I love the way that the lyrics seem to flow with the guitar riffs in this album. Since The Oncoming Storm, Trevor Phipps has gotten away from the ever so annoying scream you hear on just about every metal song. It seems as if he's gotten his own distinct sound on this record, which is a very good thing.
Overall Impression — 10
To me the most impressive song on the album is This Time Was Mine. Just listening to the first 10 seconds shows the skill these guys have. As a metal fan, I love the vocals, and guitar riffs, but the drums seem a little over the top. He does more fills than the Rev (from a7x). If I lost this album, I would certainly go buy it again, even two copies just to make sure I would always have it in my CD collection.