I really like the album and it contains alot of the bands best yet BUT whats the deal with Oli being so hateful (lyrically speaking) of faith/religion? I am personally agnostic so I dont mind lyrics challenging religion but lines like;
"Fuck your faith, no ones gonna save you
Fuck your faith"
"Show me a sign, show me a reason to give
A solitary fuck about your god damn beliefs
I'm going blind, but one thing's clear
Death is the only salvation you'll feel"
"What you call faith, I call a sorry excuse"
"So when you die, the only kingdom you'll see—
Is two-foot wide and six feet deep!"
are just too much at times IMO. Its like the main theme lyrically on at least half of the record unfortunately. Just wish it was more varied more than anything.
It's his beliefs, and he wants to express them. He obviously has a strong distaste for religion. I personally think it's good that he didn't tone down the lyrics, as it shows that he isn't writing lyrics to gain loads of fans. One can only imagine how many sheep would suddenly love him if started singing about how much he loves Jesus.