I love dredg, but when I heard they were coming out with another album I thought, "Hope it's not another Catch Without Arms" and when I saw the cover for The Pariah, The Parrot, The Delusion I thought, "God, I hope the music isn't as pretentious as the album cover." I mean, it looks kind of cool, and I like what it's saying, but the small captions on the stamp images feel a little too pithy.
That said, anyone looking for weird or different music will probably eat this shit up. Of course, some of them will vomit it right back on you. But that's the way it is with artsy music. And personally, it's my favorite album of the year so far. They could've cut out a few tracks, but they're a prog-rock band so I'll forgive them for their artsy egos.