Let me start by saying that the cover for Songs to Scream at the Sun is the worst. I'm all for trying to not just have another generic hardcore album cover, but this idea sucks. Reminds me of some lame Blink 182 shit. The album on the inside however, that is a thing of beauty. While not even coming close to the brilliance that was The Things We Carry, the new album is still pretty impressive. You can tell from Pat's lyrics that his mind was on some serious personal shit. Maybe that's why it isn't grabbing me like their last album. It has taken a few listens to start to sink in, and some of the songs are really strong, but time will tell if this really grabs me.
There was some pressing plant mess with the blue vinyl, and the label found themselves with more than they had intended. They ended up shipping a bunch back, and getting 1,000 on white vinyl. This caused a bit of a delay in shipping, but I'm happy to have all three colors. Yellow vinyl is limited to 500.