SX-10 is the sound of Cypress Hill, or at least Sen Dog, trying harder. Acknowledging that rock/rap hybrids don't have to sound like Korn, SX-10 opens "Rhyme in the Chamber" with Zeppelin-like sitar, boogies Southern-style through "Tequila," and maintains a percussive punk vibe throughout the album. The lyrics rarely stray from the cautionary theme that messing with Sen Dog is a bad idea because he'll mess you up, but his growling, deep delivery makes such threats quite convincing. Besides, it's not as if listeners expect political commentary or deep introspection from a Cypress Hill project. They just expect it to tout the power of weed (surprisingly, this album is light on the High Times slang, with not one song title making a recognizable marijuana reference) and, frankly, kick ass, which SX-10 does quite nicely.