I'm probably one of the few that actually like the new screams. Sounds more raw and like the singer said he was tired of doing those "fake" screams just to fit the metalcore sound. Sounds like a catchier stray from the path.
I am still shocked at this getting the #1 spot...it is better than I had hoped, but in all honesty, it is their weakest album. With a year of HUGE heavy hitter and anticipated albums (Lydia, Conditions, Into It. Over It., The Dear Hunter, Transit, Norma Jean, Consider the Thief...I can keep going and get into heavy bands too haha), I am shocked this was top rated.
EDIT: After listening through the entire album, this is a lot better than the singles they have put out. The album is back heavy for sure. Every song from In Light of Me on are actually really good, you just have to get past the first few generic chug chug songs to get to the meat of this album.