Good review. I'd also like to add that while going through and commenting on the technical aspects of all the songs seems to be a pretty popular way to review an album here on AP, I'd like to see more about the themes of the lyrical content; the overall story-arc of the album. That seems to be missing from a lot of reviews lately.
Anyway, I love this album. Take from my post what you will.
Thanks for the advice, I can appreciate what you mean. The hard part is actually applying it, hah. Like I wrote in my previous comment, this was my first review, but it is something that I would love to get into doing and provided that I start getting good at reviews I hope that I can someday write more out of the box reviews that do show a full understanding of what the band is trying to say conceptually. It is also hard to do that with some bands, because they simply aren't telling a story through the album but rather wrote the songs here and there, but you're right, there are plenty of albums that have overarching themes that would be nicely explored in a review rather than the same old vague descriptions of tracks.