Even more than 8:18, I absolutely hate the mix on this album. I can get into the second half of the album but a few of the A-side songs are not interesting to me. definitely missing Chris' writing and playing style. Most of the lyrics on here and Space EP have been pretty uninteresting to me personally. I appreciate that they aren't generic metalcore lyrics though . overall, I really want to love these guys like I have for so long... I'm just finding myself having to try hard to appreciate what they're doing at the moment. on the positive side, I really like the artwork .