I just thought it sounded like B-sides from Constellations
. The slow parts they injected into the songs showed that they're trying to grow, but it was too much of a juxtaposition. Songs like Internal Cannon and Cutting the Ties just totally stop and go into a slow, melodic part. If they had put more thought into crafting those elements into the songs, I may have liked it better. Plus I think the lyrics were absolutely awful on Leveler
, for the most part.
I guess I'm being way too hard on it now that I read what I'm saying haha. Its not terrible, its just not what I wanted it to be. I have let it grow on me a little though.