How can you sit there and pretend that you know for certain either of the two incredibly broad generalizations that you just made? I'm not trying to start an argument, but your post is frustrating because it's littered with a ton of BS comments. For starters: Chester has struggled with drug and alcohol issues for over half his life. He had problems throughout a good portion of his teens, and briefly had problems again around 2008-2009 which is what inspired a lot of the darker lyrics of Dead By Sunrise (and even the band name itself). To pretend that because of the fact Chester is now sober, that he magically no longer has painful memories of those times is incredibly asinine. Nearly killing yourself cause of drugs isn't something that you easily forget. And by saying 'much' of the fanbase wants them to go back to their roots, you're also making a generalization based off of nothing more than assumptions. Maybe you just haven't been here in previous cycles, so I'll tell you what's going on: a lot (but not all of) what you're seeing is a group of fans who feel the need to voice their anger every time the band refuses to return back to a genre they abandoned nearly 15 years ago. It happens every album cycle, as others will attest, and has been happening since MTM. If a big swath of the fan base were mad at them for abandoning their original sound, I highly doubt the band would still have over 60 million likes on Facebook, or have more likes than dislikes on Heavy. If the fan base was sick of Linkin Park because they refused to go back to their roots, we wouldn't keep breaking traffic records everytime a new album comes out. I can't help but feel that it's actually you that wants them to go back to their roots like Limp Bizkit, and you that wants them to keep making music that resonates with your lives 'and so on'. You contradict that by saying you're happy Chester's doing more personal/reflective lyrics, but spend the other 90% of your post stating why that's apparently a problem. So what are you: for or against it?