06:52 PM on 01/27/13
I actually am glad AMD was not IARB pt.2 like he hyped. I ended liking the album overall despite noticing some serious faults. If anything I hope they keep the level of musicianship AMD had going into the future. I try not to expect anything from this band cause they always surprise me. A new album that is a different style or mood rarely disappoints me. Those albums may not always be my favorite but I still listen to and enjoy them. I still listen to AMD along with other albums but at the same time this band is always been the sort that I just pick out favorites and listen to on the go but still. It could of been worse... 2012 had some good albums that were unique and diverged from band's core style and also had a few that were flat our awful.
What gets me excited to hear new stuff is that I saw Max do an acoustic set and he is a very down to earth performer.