Pessimism and Evangelicalism: A Perfect Circle’s “The Doomed”

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I remember the feeling of hearing A Perfect Circle for the first time like it was yesterday. It was the summer of 2000. I was living in the suburbs of Chicago; an awkward 15 years old, overflowing with angst and anger. I was at a friend's house when he put on their first cd, Mer De Noms, and said, “You’ve got to hear this.”