The opening song The Sinking Night is dark and haunting. It's some of the best lyrics Davey and the boys have ever written. It starts off at a crawling pace and explodes into an angry chant. If there was a better opener for this album I sure haven't heard it. It sets the tone and the mood perfectly. You know immediately what to expect. The rest of the album follows suit. From straight forward aggressive tunes like I Hope You Suffer that repeats the title over during the chorus, to songs like Greater Than 84 which will have you chanting along and nodding your head to the chords, this album has a lot to offer any listener. There's a few weaker songs that may bore after a few listens but nothing that bogs down the album.
AFI are proof that changing your sound constantly isn't always a bad thing, never a band to just sit still they are continuously managing to out do themselves with each and every album. Considering they've been around for the better part of the last two decades that's no easy feat. They've shown that they're not quite done yet.