Lying is not a good word to use in an argument FYI. Just because something is melismatic doesn't mean it can't be aggressive. Also, Chester never sings it live as aggressive as it sounds on record. If power chords = bad, you must not be a fan of HT, huh? It's not used here nearly as much and almost none at all in some songs, but what matters is that the songwriting is better than before. Plus, there's greater variation on bass here than previous records. Also, if you think they're all the same structure, Victimized, RU, UIB would like a word. Yes, ATS had greater scope and ambition as I've said, but coming from MTM, it was hard not to sound much better; LT also brings many new sounds to the table for the band.