Well...I enjoyed teh review and agree and disagree with some of the points made.
Pat seems to be one of the cooler AP staff.
I own all DTF's three records and got each as they came out. They have gotten progressively better and more technical and interesting but all are worth owning. This is definitely the most consistent album song wise.
Gotta remember that teh line up has changed album to album almost completely bar Johnathon the singer. thats nuts he has kept it together. The new guys have definitely been listening to alot of early opeth.
Without sounding too shameful, Pat you should check out my band. We have toured the UK several times, played with Bleeding through, The Bled, Alexisonfire we also did the UK leg of Taste Of Chaos as well.
If you like Melodic Tech Metal ala Misery SIgnals...give us a listen mate.
You WONT be dissapointed.