Since I started listening to them around 6th grade, being the angsty kid I was then (less so now), his lyrics spoke more to me then than they do now. Some of the lyrics I like, but a lot I don't find to care for. But to each his own, right?
nice review. though i find the evolution of this band intriguing. if you look at the progression of albums and underlying themes of each of them, this album defiantly holds to its own.
though i feel the closing moment of MDL are a little bit weak compared to previous releases, i like the craftsmanship equally to that of the previous albums. IATM was the aggressive album, CTTM was the game changer, EIIKM was the heartbreak one, and MDL is the one from the ashes of heartbreak.
Good review man. I agree with a lot of your opinions. I feel like this band is my band. Like, I feel such a strong connection to them, and was a little disappointed, which I have never been with anything of theirs. It's still really solid though, and will probably grow on me.