They have much more talented guitarists, music is more diverse, vocals are better. Everything but the lyrics is better, actually.
False. Mess(even though he's gone) was a horrendous screamer and Erak is also a vastly underrated vocalist because he does both the screams and clean signing, and does them very well. And Erak alone beats the two guitarists in Dance Gavin Dance.
The Fall of Troy > Dance Gavin Dance