Assume he means saying about Memory and Tales. Whereas I actually think those two albums are pretty darn good as they are, I can kind of see what he means, but the guy in the interview wasn't a member of the band then, and I guess with the lineup changes they then feel kind of like a new band again, so it's not such a big thing to switch the style.
Yeah, sure. They've not disregarded the releases though. Tales was a project and was never going to be their new sound. Memories lacked directness and urgency, like Gav in the band says. Good album though, that one.