They absolutely won't go that route, I have more faith in this band than basically any band I've ever worked with in my life. They have a great sound, a sound that's JUST different enough to carry some water, and an excellent mentality. Their LP is my most anticipated for 2012 by far!
I am super excited for this one too... BUT THERE IS NEW GASLIGHT NEXT YEAR, THOMAS. MDAM are a top 5 most anticipated for me, but Gaslight will hold the top slot no matter what.