While I will admit ATL is the first thing I thought of when I thought of my favorite vocals from MTM era but I'm really digging the way this thing sounds. Hopefully the music matches the vocals in terms of good material. In terms of Minutes to Midnight, the actual album, this easily blows every vocal thing they did on that album to smitherines. Chester sounds feminine in the studio version of TLTGYA.
MTM had some great vocals. I'm going to go against you on this post, even though I don't particularly want to. Given Up had some really strong vocals, especially the 18 second scream. The Little Things had some beautiful vocals. In Pieces had great vocals, just not live, same goes for Leave Out All The Rest. He did the whole raspy old school style on Bleed It Out that he never uses anymore. I won't say that MTM had the best vocal performances, but some of them were pretty good. I agree that The Catalyst's vocals are really fucking good though, probably better than most of MTM. They are very strong, they're stronger than MTM vocals. I'm not disagreeing with you on that, I'm just disagreeing with you on the fact that MTM did have some decent vocals.