I definently do not disagree. It's been a long time coming but they're spitting absolute fire right now.
The AN comparision threw me off a bit because they were alot more than "just" a good live band and I'm sure you agree with that. Do you think the bats are in possesion of all those same characteristics?
I totally concur and while there may be some (not all) similarities between the two, nothing can touch AN when looking at the bigger picture. Having trouble explaining it..Lets use Shoplifting In A Ghost Town as an example. That song shreds with no question. Deathsmarch is a bats song I feel the same way towards. And while no song can replace SIAGT, I still pull the same energy away from both tracks.