Don't need to. I used to listen to 'Mandibles' when I was younger and just couldn't get into them. I was always recommended them because I liked 40 Below Summer.
Dude, you need to go back before "Mandibles". The Time To Shine, Second Coming, and early EP's are MUCH different. The album with "Mandibles" was mostly a mainstream rock album, so yes...I see what you mean and how you get that impression. But go back before that album in to the mid to late 90's stuff. Band was the real deal and in no way to be lumped in with the 40 Below Summer crap genre. They were way more likely to be on a bill with Fury of Five and Madball, as opposed a Trapt, 40 Below Summer bill.