Alice's 22nd studio album continued the heavier, grungier sound he’d adopted but not to the exclusion of all else; there’s still melody, there's traditional rock and roll and, of course, a ballad thrown into the mix. Yay! Thankfully, no matter how much he changes there is always the essence of Alice underneath.
The lyrics from a number of songs suggest that Dragontown is a part of Brutal Planet (2000). Both albums deal with notions of morality, and reflect Alice's views of what constitutes good and evil.