I feel like people just get frustrated. They hear this music they like, but after 5, 10, 15 years, eventually it loses its charm. Even if the newer bands aren't doing anything wrong, they often get ignored for that reason.
That's not to say I've never listened to a newer band and not liked it because they sound similar to too many other bands, but the opposite has definitely happened as well. It's just the way it is I guess.
Regardless, good review. Glad to see my home state getting decent representation. Really hope these guys go somewhere.
Bingo. Regardless of genre, there's only so many chances to sound truly original so it's always a bit disheartening to see people so vehemently negative. The Words We Use is a great example of a band who does this sound well; they stay within normal boundaries but keep it tight and fresh throughout without relying on too many clichés.