I'm enjoying this album quite a bit actually. After following this band for a few years now, it's rather refreshing for them to release something like this. I feel like writing album after album that is just breakdowns and screaming gets old for musicians that are looking to push their capabilities further, and being able to branch out and appeal to larger audiences.
As for the comparisons to BMTH, there is a bit of influence I feel. But if we are going to get real here. I feel like the vocalist of this band is a more capable singer than Oli. Sure Oli sounds good on the recordings, but during live performances he is carried by the backtracks and backing vocals.