Sound — 10
The band have a distinct sound that flows throughout the album. With only 5 weeks to write-my expectation weren't great, but I liked the single's so it was worth a try. Let's just say it's one of the best albums I have. Dark and Emoish at times, but good. It often lends the lyrics to modern society and Gustav Wood's(Vocal)past. But if the modern society bit was true-we should be worried.
Lyrics — 9
The lyrics are dark and can be a bit depressing at times, but non-the-less, they are good. Songs like 'Sons Of Apathy' and 'Weight Of The World' have dark twists with lines like,"My father conquered seas/But was not there for me" and "The weight of the world is a burden I can't bear". Wood's vocals link well with the music and make for a dark mood.
Overall Impression — 9
This is an exellent album and one of the best of new artists this year. Perhaps the only contest from new artists comes from Francesqa-We Lived and Kids In Glass Houses-Dirt. About five songs really stuck out as paving the way-'Sons of Apathy', 'Crystal Clear', 'Weight Of The World', 'Winter Kiss' and 'At The Gates'. Probably the only problem is that Kids In Glass Houses-Dirt pips it occasionally-so I normally listen to that. However If Dirt was lost/damaged-I wouldn't get another copy-because I have this album until I decide to get Dirt again-or mabye I'll just forget about Dirt.