haven't listened to the record yet, but saw them live and pretty much felt the same way. it was good, but i don't really remember anything specific except that the drummer was wearing a cool t-shirt and kicked ass.
I've been digging this album for the last month; I'll agree there might not be a "stand-out" track or moment, but I'm just loving the brooding, powerful mood, and I've always been a sucker for Francis' vocals and lyrics (I think lyrically he took a huge step forward on HAWBTE)
there isn't mention in the review about the production, but I was really impressed by it too. Unlike so much metal and post-hardcore, the bass isn't lost behind the guitars, and theres a live, raw quality to it, which I think really suits the album
Fran is really stepping up his game as a lyricist (as evident here and on FATA's last record), and this record has a raw, forlorn feel to it. It's a really mood-specific record to me, though. Not an everyday listen.