I know what everyone thinks of these guys and I listened to them a little when they first come out and it was a cool novelty etc. But I was looking at Ibanez guitars and ended up buying the Herman Li model last week. So I gave them another chance. I bought they're most recent album, Maximum Overload with the new singer. I am having so much fun listening to this. I love the singer. Yeah its over the top and the lyrics are cheese. But just when I get sick of the blast beats and the pyrotechnics they come up with these great bug sing along choruses with cool harmonies, and breakdowns and interludes with some actual melodic soloing. Fun is the only way I can describe it. You can almost hear the smiles on they're faces as they're ripping through these songs. Anyway, if you like the power metal, shred thing, give the latest one a chance and listen all the way through. There's a little something in every song that's a bit different.