The women of the world will love this album and the majority of guys will love the track “Conquistador.” A grand experiment in orchestra style theatrics merged with rock and pop sensibilities.
This is one band that I never expected to get into, however the very Tool / A Perfect Circle sounding first album got my attention back in the early days of the 2000’s and A Beautiful Lie solidified it. This Is War had its epic moments and so far the new album LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS is shaping up to be another monster.
I am really digging Conquistador. You can hear it being performed in a large arena. It feels like that is what they had in mind during the writing stages, the big anthem. Even it’s opening riff, reminds me of early Black Sabbath for some reason. Maybe due to the fact that I have been cranking early Sabbath recently.
Shannon Leto on drums is very underrated. A lot of the songs from Thirty Seconds To Mars have significant drum patterns that really take the songs to another level. (I still remember the We Will Rock You pattern that Shannon did for Vox Populi from the This is War album).
It’s the complete opposite to the first single Up In The Air. That is another form of promotion that Jared Leto has down pat. Chalk it up to his acting days. Each video clip is a statement, a mini movie, a saga. It’s very rarely over in 4 minutes. I really like that part of the band. Two out of two so far.