I honestly don't get this...I don't understand why people think it's selling out.
The band have tried something new with their music...they took a risk. If they were making their best selling album (I suspect this was Karmacode?) over and over again then, yes, I'd understand why people would accuse them of selling out.
But..trying something new, a new producer, a different sound? Eh?
To be honest, it took me a couple of listens to really get into Shallow Life, 'cos it was quite different from Karmacode, Comalies and UM (all of which I ADORE), but it still IS distinctly LC, just slightly more rock than metal.
I understand, people want them to make Comalies again, but THAT would be selling out.
I kinda agree on some things, like Andrea not being able to sing, but he's got great stage presence so it kinda works when they're live. The guitar solos on SL are awesome (especially 'Unchained'), CriZ's drumming is as awesome as ever, and Maki's bass is still...unique. He never played bass along with the drums OR the guitars, but kinda did his own thing...that's still there. And, of course, Cristina's voice has only improved.
After the hard work they've put in over the last 15+ years, if they DO go a little mainstream, I can understand it, and congratulate them for it. They deserve more fans, and they deserve more mainstream attention to get them more into the public eye.
Sorry, that was QUITE the rant!!!