i used to love this band and this type of music but their sound is becoming stale and stagnant to me. i mean consistentcy is not a bad thng, maybe its just me getting older but my musical diet requires more experimentation and intelligent lyrics.
however, i will always have a place in my heart for "page avenue". a lot of memories associated with that album.
I've been really excited for this, and I think the clips actually sound really good, but I can't help but feel a little letdown that it's not more in the direction of In the Wake, or at least just "harder" in general. I was hoping for some crazy guitar solos and some serious throat busting.
These are just clips, though. My thoughs may be extremely premature. For the sound they are going for this sounds really solid.