I think it's a step in the wrong direction. Instead of maintaining their energy and unique approach to the genre, you can easily write them off alongside a wave of equally boring and uninspired bands like The Wonder Years with GME.
I don't doubt they can return to form -- especially since even they seem to consider GME a less-than-solid effort -- and I really want to love this new EP. Here's to hoping!
What the fuck is GME? And why do you want them to just keep making the same record over and over? Don't you like bands to explore new sounds and evolve and grow? GFM is absolutely amazing. I hope they continue down that path instead of making a bunch of new fast songs just for the sake of being fast.