I would ask him. I could be wrong but I remember asking him in a thread about a new song by them and he said it was boring. I was concerned so I asked him if he was reviewing it and he said no. The album is really good so I would love to see someone who could break down the good and the bad. Really give it an objectively fair score but acknowledge improvement. Thomas writes good reviews but a lot of them tend of focus on the good or the bad of the album for the most part. I hear some of my favorite alt rock bands (jimmy eat world, foo fighters, third eye blind, and hell a little bit of classic rock touch) on this album.