I really liked the EP, even though it was really re-hashed.
The new album was great, and I didn't expect as many rock songs as were in there. They mixed up their style and incorporated the singing in very well (except the last song).
Agreed, though I am unsure of the future of the band. The booklet says that Sean M. performs clean vocals on the album (kind of like "guest" spot) so I don't think he is a permanent member anymore.