I don't usually say this about a band. But this album is PERFECT. Ranging from subdued and intimate to arena-filling rock anthems.
Jared's voice is on TOP form, and I mean that, just listen to "From Yesterday" if you don't believe me. He may be on a complete ego-trip with this album, but hell, he's earnt it.
It is massive, extravagant, daring, tight and simply amazing. Utilising different time signatures (such as the 3:4 time signature in "The Kill" - hence its Waltz feel, and the waltz dance in the video), and different tunings, 30STM have really set the bar for other bands to live up to.
Shannon Leto (Jared's brother) is by far one of the most amazing rock drummers to appear recently, with technical drumming, amazing fills and an overall brilliant performance.
And don't listen to Amazon's comment on their Bjork cover, "Hunter" is a stand-out track on the album, a brilliant alternative, synth epic.
30STM are a band that mean business, well, Jared does at least...