Not sure why people are so surprised. Producers write so much these days, very few mediocre bands write said mediocre music. There's a reason every Joey sturgis band sounds alike; Joey writes the music. I spent time in a local metal studio, and essentially the producer name dropped a bunch of locals and how he wrote their albums. Gone are the days where bands play mediocre songs. There's such a wide void between bands with 0 writing skills and bands who are talented writers. The only difference here is that this company is being transparent about it.