02:41 PM on 11/08/11
interesting review, although I don't care at all about what other "djent"-associated bands do.
Something has been bugging me about the production - especially the drums - and you might have explained it. It comes down to the mix. I guess I had higher hopes for the way the real drums would sound. The drumming itself is mind boggling, as expected.
I'm still undecided, but I think I enjoy the first album more, especially because of the amount of delicate tracks/parts, which here are less frequent.
It's definitely more focused, with more electronica in its DNA.