You pretty much summed up my thoughts on the album. I like to think HLH is what Emarosa with Jonny Craig could have become if Jonny could write good lyrics and harmonies. Hopefully these guys will stick around for a few more records. They have a lot of potential.
After listening some more, I'm noticing the same vocal riff done over and over, especially on "Antarctica". And too much group singing/chanting.