Having heard the whole album through I can tell you this. I am extremely disappointed with their newest outing. The first thing I noticed was how low the vocals are and how loud everything else is. There are points on the album where the other things drown out chad's awesome vocals. I wish record labels would stop ruining records like this. It truly sucks because I was really looking forward to this album. Hopefully it will be remastered *fixed* later on but until then I'll just keep spinning the debut album.
Am I the only one that doesn't let this whole "loudness war" thing ruin my listening experience? It seems like there's always "something" wrong with a lot albums. Examples:
Metallica - Death Magnetic Alice In Chains - Black Gives Way To Blue Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californation & Stadium Arcadium Rush - Vapor Trails and several others....
I simply don't get it. People need to just enjoy what they have because you can complain about it, but it's not like a small number of people are gonna convince the labels to have these remastered, and it's not like remastering is gonna fix anything.