Some may argue they should never have changed their sound like this,but i think it works fine,considering you can tell it's still them.
Clearly not a band afraid of trying something new whilst keeping some of what made them famous,band evolution done correctly.
This has plenty of guitar thrashing tracks,with HALEY's vocals strong and clear,with enough softer tracks to change pace here and there.
I thought this all came across as an album with a lot of thought behind it,creating rather than just plonking it together.
I can see some wouldn't like this based on the recent songs being perfomed on shows and the single release,it makes them sound a little too poppy perhaps,but give these songs a chance and they really aren't that far from what they're known for and the boys sound as passionate as ever.
The interludes work brilliantly,making this an album to stand out from their others,then the last track is one heck of a finisher,with false fade outs and crashing back in a rock frenzy,leaving you begging for more,more PARAMORE.