I feel like this is a step backwards for this band. Their recent material has been great and they seem at their best playing heavy. This sounds like a poor attempt at ripping off new BMTH and old school Deftones.
this is more like some of their previous work as a band, not another band. also they released the narrow road a few months back which was all heavy. they wouldn't want to release the same thing a few months apart, so makes sense to me. i also prefer them when they have some melody versus trying to be the heaviest of the heavy like on no rain no rainbow.