Do you like 30 Seconds to Mars?* From the second I first heard their song, "The Kill" I thought, "WTF, this is the most epic workout song ever!" With their post grudge/ Screamo style they electrified the rock charts and MTV shortly after the release of "A Beautiful Lie."
However, it wasn't long before the band ran into trouble. Their label EMI/a $30 million law suit against them after the band tried to sign with another label. EMI alleged that the band was obligated to produce three more records under the EMI label, a request to which the band ultimately bowed.
Some claim that their lyrics have a philosophical, even spiritual meaning. I for one think that this is only true in the boldest sense of the terms. They are best described as a band that exemplifies L.A./Hollywood commercialism.
That being said, I love their music videos. With their dark humor and edgy themes, they personify everything that Hollywood does best. The thing that struck me most about the band's music videos was the first rate acting skills of the band members. Then it dawned on me, "Jared Leto is Paul Allen!" No wonder that effeminate person wears mascara in the music videos. I'm so glad I got rid of Paul.
*I'm posting this here because there is not enough room in my sig, and I though that some people might be interested.