Note: Personal feelings on this album from here on.
Well, I've listened to the full album and so far I believe it's got the feel of the whole "Space" thing like they were going for. It kind of feels like a Pink Floyd album in quite a few aspects along with the general feeling of "Space" the way it was talked about back in the 50's. I don't believe that's the feeling in the lyrics, just the way it sounds to me personally.
At the same time, it doesn't feel like an "epic" album, I haven't really been able to fully understand all the lyrics and that may very well be why. It definitely feels like an above average album, don't get me wrong, but when I have thoughts about Colors or even The Great Misdirect I personally don't feel it's up there. Again though, this is without fully understanding all the lyrics, I'm sure after I listen a couple more times I'll have a stronger feeling for the album.
Vocals (+Piano): His voice does sound pretty awesome, definitely high quality singing and screaming. The lyrics I've heard so far are fitting the whole "story" they're telling and I like it. I also like the piano, and since Tommy's the vocals & the Piano I threw it in.
Guitar: As usual their guitar is pretty amazing. Again, they really captured the "space" feeling through it. Pretty spectacular.
Bass: I didn't hear the usual "almost as amazing as the guitar" bass that I usually hear from this band. It was still far above most band's bassists, I must say.
Drums: Pretty good, but again felt "lesser" than the normal BTBAM experience.
"Extra" sounds: Extremely high quality, again, captured the "space" feel.
Overall: I'd say the guitar so far is what made the album have that feeling of "space" and I guess "loneliness" you could say? The lyrics obviously were meant to have that feeling as that's the story, and it captured it well. Once I get a couple more listens in I may come back to this thread and update my feelings on this album, but thus far it's a less awesome BTBAM album, but still is a great album.
If you guys have listened to it, please feel free to share your feelings. If you dislike/hate BTBAM I'd suggest not posting, as this is a BTBAM fan thread. If you dislike/hate the album but like/love BTBAM, I'd love to see your posts as well.