This album only had 2 new songs and 9 songs from a previously recorded full length demo they shopped to record labels dude.
So Victory didn't change them.
listen to the way the old songs differ from what they used to sound like. The tempo is slower and there are more breakdowns. They've changed quite a bit, ask anybody that listened to them before their Victory signing, the majority will also agree. It's not to say they're bad now, because i still like them, but it's a lot different and very much unlike old NLT