This album sounds amazing from start to finish, and even I have to admit that, despite the fact that I'm not into much mainstream metal. But beyond that, it's got a very powerful and positive social commentary. There are some violent lyrics in it, but the majority of them are used within context of their social commentary, and none of them are graphic, anyway. The f-word is used, but never in a sexual context and probably less than ten times on the entire album. There is a lot of death-related imagery (references to burials and such), but My Chemical Romance is probably more death-obsessed than these guys. This album obviously isn't good for children, but it should be fine for most teens. It should be a very positive influence on teens who don't usually care about the state of the world or political issues. This album is a big depart from most previous Slipknot recordings, which consisted entirely of hate-filled murder anthems.