Hmm, I haven't listened to their two last albums enough to make a statement. But I like Page Avenue, and found their last two too different. In a more metal direction than PA was, and I personally prefer the more punk direction.
page avenue was more punk than, let's say, the second record? i don't think so.
i think they've changed quite a bit with every record and i also probably enjoyed page avenue the most.
here's hoping that the new one will finally be really great. the band has so much potential. if they just can learn how to write songs that don't always follow the same formula and have a somewhat interesting structure... and i thought that the best songs on black swan were the heaviest ones (the first and last song), so hopefully they'll have more of that on the new record