Is this album a joke? They don't even try to play their instruments well. The lyrics are even worse. It's just a bunch of rich kids from Orange County, who have everything they could ever want, whine for half an hour about how they'd rather be dead. Listening to this album (if it can even be called that), I start to sympathize with this whole "rather be dead" concept. Everything about this album, from the terrible vocals (See chorus of "Bleeding Hearts Shed No Tears") to the confusing and ridiculous titles ["Love is Illness", "Of Gods and Monsters", or, my personal favourite, "The Dinosaurs Became Extinct (And You're a Fossil)"] is completely intolerable and downright laughable. This album is a failure in every sense of the word.
Utterly atrocious. Seriously what the fuck? What are these guys trying to pull? It sounds like a bunch of retarded white kids who are pissed at their parents for not giving them their allowance this month. I mean come on, this is pathetic.
The musical aspect shows potential (the intro to bleeding hearts shed no tears is pretty cool and dissonant, even with alex growling) but generally the vocals are so frickin awful they ruin everything. I'm not even sure if Alex knew what "beats" or "measure" meant at this time. He is just screaming around with no sense of direction