The keys? Absolutely. In the second song they felt like they were shoved in there almost as if they were a parody of the metal genre itself. They didn't really add anything to the music and they were put in there for such a short period I couldn't help but laugh to myself. The horse whine tremolo bar, the melodies used especially in the first song. That's exactly how it is cheesy. Wasn't too interesting in hearing the rest of the album. Didn't read the lyrics.
Yeah, that's what I figured, haha. I'm a sucker for most heavy bands with keys/symphonic parts, but I can see how it's cheesy to some.