I loved it, thought it was very well done. And I listened to it without reading anything on here, so it was never overrated for me. they were great live too.
But I believe there sound without screaming will just be like their songs now, only without the forced breakdown. I doubt they'd change enough to be like Lower D, Emarosa, or Pm Today, those bands are a lot more progressive than anything I'd expect from SWS.
You're lucky to have heard them sans hype. I may have liked them had I not read all these users/reviewers absolutely gushing over how great they think they are. I know it's not right but I couldn't help but be letdown after finally getting it. To me, nothing really stood out but what was worse was that I would notice the same people bashing bands that I love and that I don't see what makes pmtoday so much better than them. In all honesty, I gave all the songs 4 stars on iTunes so obviously it's not bad at all...but the attitude of others have kind of ruined it for me :(