It's a different dude writing the lyrics. Seems like the new dude pulled all the integrity out of the band. Kellan even posted that he wrote the record to "get more fans" and "to not be homeless anymore" (i.e. make money) Such a step back from the last release because you have made yourself the least recognizable rise band that still sounds like a bad rise band. And the sad part is that it's not unique enough in the genre to stand out. Miss the real MMF, this is a joke.
well, it's the same guy from the sleepwalking full length, which was one of my favorite albums of 2009. but now they've gone real downhill. i talked to matt, the singer, over last summer. he said they were going heavier, i didn't think they would go this heavy though haha. and he did openly admit Kellan writes everything, sends it to him, he writes the lyrics, and then call it a day.