Well, I can definitely appreciate that people have different oppinions and might not like the new album but I just don't get how anyone can say there is no power behind the songs or that they just "trudge" along. I guess people reviewing just aren't musicians or something. Musicly I think this is their best production ever! I find the more Ilisten to it, which is a lot, I hear more and I get blown away all over again at the brilliance of these guys. Unfortunately I think a lot of these people won't give it more then a couple of listens which is a real shame. These guys are the Metal Gods!