Shinedown really put a lot of effort in this CD to make it a new CD, as opposed to just a continuation of the first. I really like some of the lighter tunes like Beyond the Sun, which starts up quiet and goes on to a powerful chorus. Don’t get me wrong, you’ll still get the dark power-rock that your used to in songs like Heroes and Yer Majesty, but they definately did some experimenting with songs like Trade Yourself In and Lady So Divine. I like how the CD is mixed up so that it takes you to the peak of Shinedowns hard rock one song, then takes it back a notch with some great but more relaxed songs the next. It’s not exactly what I expected, but it turned out to be an awesome CD. I can’t decide which I like better, this one of their first. Overall, if you even remotely like this type of rock, pick up any Shinedown CD and you will be delighted with the sound. Five stars hands down.