Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Despite longer tracks, this album is a more accessible work. The compositions are less fragmented, and the songwriting has also improved.
  2. 91
    Just as strong as anything on The Beginning Stages Of.... [#11, p.92]
  3. This may not make new converts, but Spree fans will find much cause to rejoice. [11 Jul 2004]
  4. A much more spiritually fulfilling listening experience.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. BobbyA
    Aug 28, 2005
    10
    What a truly incredible album. It really is an adventure in listening, and an adventure that can be continuously be repeated, with new What a truly incredible album. It really is an adventure in listening, and an adventure that can be continuously be repeated, with new marvels being found each time in the marvellous instrumentation, glorious harmonies, breathtaking climaxes and awe-inspiring lyrics. A classic. Full Review »
  2. PaulH
    Jul 3, 2005
    7
    It's no revelation but I really enjoyed it, better then their first "overrated" album.
  3. ChrisA
    Dec 17, 2004
    10
    I believe this album to be a symphonic chior like collection of positivity. I am surprised at how much attention this album is recieving in a I believe this album to be a symphonic chior like collection of positivity. I am surprised at how much attention this album is recieving in a time of such negativity and war. DeLaughter is a genius, and always has been. But I also get confused in the lyrics, such as " with your crusifix, yeah, your shaking it." and "hail to the sky, hail to the sky". And i think thats what i like most about it. Everysong, with some what of a releigious aspect, but noone is sure what it all means. Full Review »