You do realize that it's probably not only the cost of the recording studio? it's mixing, mastering, then creating hard copies, with the artwork and all that stuff, also money for promotion, radio air time and a lot of things that are made for different purposes, still serving the band promotion, and leaving fans with a good piece of work in a physical form... Or at least I hope so, cause if it's only recording then it's expensive as hell ;p
..and I wonder how will this sound like, if it's gonna be like UN, that's the first thing that comes to mind. How do you guys saying 'except not' already know? Fact is that it would be alright sounding differently, something fresh is always good to see.