Well I was able to hold out on downloading it all together (was pretty hard to do though I must admit.) I picked it up last night at midnight at Easy Street in Queen Anne. After listening to it once all the way through last night, once today and than bouncing song to song all day at school...I got to say I like this album more than the first half (Mezmerize.) That is saying alot because until this album I thought Mezmerize was the best rock album (if not the best album) to drop this year.
So far my favorite songs are: Kill Rock 'N Roll, Tenative, Holy Mountains and Soldier Side. But like with every System of a Down album I am sure that my favorites will change up all the time.
I haven't had the time to watch the DVD side of the dual disc yet but when I do I will drop my thoughts on that.
If you liked Mezmerize, or any SOAD albums for that matter, pick this one up. You won't be dissapointed.