STS is definitely solid, and it's kind of still bridging their classic two albums with the newer "not for me" stuff, it's still recognizably very AFI which I like. And the arrangements are good. It's just the point where the "you're losing me" elements started to creep in.
I like both songs. I Hope You Suffer embraces a new direction while still keeping some elements of past stuff like Sing The Sorrow, which is pretty cool. 17 Crimes is pretty solid too. It sounds a little bit like Alkaline Trio to be honest. Not that that's a bad thing; I like them too.
I enjoyed 17 Crimes - it reminded me a bit of Alkaline Trio meets the newer Jimmy Eat World.
We have three new songs so far, and my thoughts are:
I Hope You Suffer - Fantastic. It reminds me of the STS era, even though not quite THAT good.
17 Crimes - Also really good. More modern than the first one, but well done.
A Deep Slow Panic - Kinda boring. It's not bad, but definitely my least favorite of the group. Reminds me of the less interesting parts of CrashLove.
The Conductor, that's something for me. Pretty impressive.
A Deep Slow Panic is fine.
It seems like a solid album. It's difficult to impress these days...masterpieces are rare. :D