A Very Fine album,because the songs are typical Paradise Lost.Dont expect doom-metal,dont expect another "Host"!.Expect something different.Musicaly this album is very simple,but yet powerfull and melancholic.Songs about despair,rage,anger,depression.If you dont like nu-metal,this is the alternative.Very powerfull songs on this album are "mouth","control","sell it to the world","look at me now" and at times "Something real".Actually no matter what the critics say,this album rocks!.MOre melancholy songs are "Illumination","World pretending","Divided".
When you liked "One second" and also "Host" you will like this one.On the other hand if you are a DIE_HARD-doom fan,STAY AWAY FROM IT!!!The bad critics are only of those who liked Paradise Lost from 1990 tot 1995.
This is only my opinion about it,but i guess that people who liked Paradise Lost also after "Once secnd" will agree with me.
Also check the singles from the album.Masterpieces like "Gone" and "Waiting for God".To good for not to hear!