I think this is defentally a great album. I have there first album as well and i think this one is defentally better. I feel like the band stepped it up on this record. This album is harder and in my opinion more melodic. The only reason i gave this album 4 stars is because it is not a life changing record. I really really like it but it is just not in my top five favorites. If your thinking about buying it it defentally has my recomendation.