I'm not going to be cliché and say THIS BAND ROX!! I'm going to be honest and say that over the last year(at least), I have not heard such innovative metal riffs, drum beats, choruses, and guitar solos all combined into one album. Each song even has every one of those elements. The band does seem like they put on an act with the Goth Metal look, and with the nicknames for the band members, but the lyrics are very dark and deep. They actually remind me of Coheed and Cambria's lyrics and song structure, because they are kind of stories of made-up people. The singer's voice sounds a lot like James Hetfield.. mostly in "Unholy Confessions", and the guitar sounds a lot like Kirk Hammett in "I Won't See You Tonight Part 1". I find this interesting, but it's nice to see someone bring back Metallica's great style, since Metallica couldn't do it with St. Anger. My favorite tracks are 2, 4, 7, 9, and 12. I recommend this CD to fans of AFI, Coheed, Metallica (weird combination i know), and anyone who likes good guitar, drums and vocals.. i guess that includes everybody.