This album is fantastic. First couple of listens I was feeling a bit disappointed and wondering if I had overhyped it in my mind, but then on the third one everything clicked and it’s suddenly an AOTY contender. Perfect soundtrack for the horrifying state of things. This could also be a go to example of a band deciding to do something completely different that somehow is still unmistakably them and fits in naturally with what they did before.
And I knew he was a good lyricist, but wow, he’s on another level now, and it fits the music so perfectly.