I don't know really. It's a weird thing for me personally because I love the production on Still Searching and LINAWR, but not the Fire. For the Fire, I think it was the guitars more than anything that I didn't like.
I thought they sounded just like they did on Still Searching and LINAWR, and I like all three albums about equally. Regardless, I think McTernan always makes the drums sound glorious and the guitars are a mixed bag.