I'm only 7 tracks in so far but it's really strong. You never know what to expect in situations like these where you have a breakup and reunion, not to mention a strong back-catalog like TEN has to live up to; but they definitely delivered with this one.
No idea what you're talking about, sounds like Ace knows what he's doing to me. It's especially hard to take that comment seriously when you go so far as to say they sound like shit.
The snare sounds over sampled to me. I just don't really like the mix in general.