One issue to me is the lack of solos and “cool” guitar work. Overall the songs are not bad though. Another issue to me is the production. Their production was iffy in that era... it’s definitely better now but I think they still haven’t found their holy grail. RtR - Murky, smoothed our sound STYE - Too crunchy, drums sound tinny CC - Too compressed, clipped, hot ASOP - Too weak, dry tone SOAPF - Overall good and balanced but the distortion was maybe too tight, sterile at times. “Modern” SC - Production actually decent but no serious metal to test it out. Battles - Again it’s Ok but lacks power.