I know this album is kind of a punchline in the landscape of Rock music having done to Goth Rock what Linkin Park did to Rap Metal. But as a licensed Butt Rock Sommelier, I think it's important to consider the multimedia impact of the Hard Rock bands of the early 2000s. I mean just imagine: without Skillet, Three Days Grace, and Flyleaf, what would edgy children from 2005 set their Inuyasha AMVs to? It's such a dark alternate history that I dare not ... read more
I'm about halfway through my OPN album journey where the first listen is politely nodding and going "yeah it sounds kind of neat" and the tenth is like "oh my god what a genius he knocked it out of the park again", so ask me in five months if I got any closer to the latter.