Yeah, Life Cycles in my opinion disregarded everything that made them unique, except keys, which went kinda overboard at a few points too. I'll still listen to whatever they put out in the future though, maybe they'll come around.
I think in general the production is what killed it for me (which is weird, seeing as Deceiver was by no means amazing sounding). The keys are pretty awful, they often sound out of place.. the worst part is they sound bad!! sounds like they did it all with a shitty midi program. Also, Telle's vocals weren't mixed well imo.