It isn't originality if DEP and Botch founded it long ago!
And it is describe in a negative light it is compared to Meshuggah. Is that supposed to reference Meshuggah as bad!? WHAT *****!?
I get what you are saying, but considering the completely unoriginal crap most other bands come out with these days it deserves an 8. It's not Botch, but it's not the myspace flavor of the week genericism that other bands put out (see my Eyes Set To Kill Review.)
It does have a more straightforward TNTLLY feel to it. Somewhat like a grindier old SYNT. So in my opinion it's original (especially considering that so many genres have been done before hard to venture as much without sounding completely retarded.)
And Meshuggah isn't bad, it's jsut that I think that with this album it doesn't shine as much as it could/should.