Two, the cover, modeled off Blue Notes Records’ releases, is awesome. It actually thrilled me, the visual blend of jazz and doom metal.
Three, though to me (after over a decade of working with forensic populations, some of whom actually were serial killers) the subject matter seems trite and cliché, I like what Allmusic.com calls a “high concept” album (i.e., based on a unifying concept, like naming each song after a serial/ spree killer or mass murderer) and at least an attempt to breach the doom metal lyrical continuum. (Bonus points for knowing that Terrence Malick did a movie about Starkweather, called “Badlands.”)
Though: at the end– it’s just a rockin’ number.