Definitely very symbolic of the times we're in right now. The way we are decoding the human genome and looking to alter physical characteristics through such knowledge, it's like we're trying to play God. The way the cover is set up with the helix going to heaven with the kid looking "aspiring-ly" upward, with the storm clouds symbolizing the inherent danger. It's pretty deep I think.
the symbolism's undoubtedly good. and it's refreshign to have a band that actually sends a message about somethign that matters instead of writing self.centered bullshit of "self-imposed unhappyness" [straylight run reference. haha]
but the artwork itself isn't very good.
it looks cheap and just too obvious.