This is too Poppy for my liking. I was able to jam to old Lydia in my car without feeling like some super happy little high school kid, It was just more aggressive and serious I suppose. This... There's no way in hell I could jam this out loud with my windows rolled down. I am a pretty big Lydia fan but not of this new direction they went in. Oh well, they don't owe me anything. I was a fan of sad Leighton, Happy go lucky Leighton is not my cup of tea. He's a nice guy though so I'm glad he's happy.
I completely agree. I'm really glad that Leighton seems like a happier guy these days, since there's a lot of darkness in the past, but I just don't think the writing is on the same level. Even all of Paint It Golden was written by him as a solo effort before they decided to keep the Lydia name. I think there was a lot of influence from the new guys on Devil.