good album, just not good enough to keep my attention. I easily get lost (not in the good way) while listening to the album. Im not saying its bad, but I dont think the lasting value is that great.
Vocals kick major ass though
See, I would say what you describe contributes to the lasting appeal. The fact that sometimes the songs sound cluttered or stacked makes me want to listen that much more to dissect them.
One of the best experiences I had was where I took the time to listen to the record the entire length through, just listening to one component - vocals, drums, guitars, bass - on its own. That is what helped me to appreciate everything this band is capable of putting together.