Preordered the deluxe edition and got the album in 320kbps this morning; still waiting for the demos though.
It feels short for a Coheed album, but I only have to wait til February for the second half, so it'll probably feel more "whole" then. That being said, I love it. It feels a bit more condensed than their usual albums (with an 8 minute single, yeah I know) but it seems to span their styles from IKSSE:3 onward (I don't hear much SSTB).
Mothers of Men sounds like a mash up of Faint of Hearts and The Suffering, and Holly Wood sounds like a mash up of Al the Killer and Guns of Summer. Vic the Butcher sounds to me like the long lost demo of When Skeletons Live that they were trying to add in as one of the Willing Wells. Oh, and you can hear a lot of Prize Fighter influence in the best ways; Chondra even does some background vocals.
EDIT: I take back what I said about SSTB; the electronic beeps under an acoustic ballad vaguely reminds me of IRO-BOT, though there's a lot more Prize Fighter influence.
Really? I dig Holly Wood. The drums are absolutely killer.