For me, it is the only DT song i can't stand or even listen to. I don't like the scream/talk/rap thing. The lyrics do not appeal to me at all. It makes it too tough for me to listen to the musical genius behind it. I just really hate the song.,,and I've been a DT fan since '91.
Here's the problem: After seeing them live on this tour, they DEFINITELY need to look at the drum mix. After watching mangini, there are so many accents that can't even be heard on the album that he performs live. on the album, the bass drum is just awfully flat, the snare has no tone, the cymbals are not mixed well enough to have the impact to accent the parts they are trying to represent. Live, it was a whole different story and he is as great of a drummer as we all knew he'd be. I hope they will fix this for the next album.
Never said anything about mangini's talent/ability. The actual mixing sounds bad. And I liked every other album a ton when I first heard them. This one just doesn't grab me the same. I've been following them since '90 when I first saw them live in Hampton Beach, NH.
I only like two songs on the new album: Lost and Forgotten and On the Backs of Angels. All other songs are lost on me. First, the mixing/sound of the drums is bad...just flat and without tone. Second, The keyboards are too much and too often. This says nothing of the talent level in this band...just my disappointment with the album as a whole. I'll still pay and arm and a leg to see them on tour (5 hour drive actually)...but the album has fallen far short of what I think I wanted or expected.
Trial of Tears!!!