I definitely agree with that. This sounds nothing like their last album, which can be good or bad depending on how you felt about. I really liked their style I just thought they executed it kinda poorly. It had a few great songs and a bunch of meh songs to me.
i talked to kellen one time after a show about their last cd. he said they were planning to release just an ep, but when they got signed rise wanted a full length so they had to write that whole cd in 2 weeks, that's why it's kinda weak. i have high expectations for this cd though.