I didn't hear the first, but I liked the second. My only complaint is that it was short. There were too many instrumentals and short songs. Only 33 minutes and 46 seconds on the previous album.
I felt it was short too. Their debut was mind blowing, and with more tracks and fewer instrumentals. I heard a couple new songs at Cornerstone last summer and I'm sure this will sound great. I do hope it's longer than Rain though.