I think it sounds good. Yes, it seems like Russel isn't doing so many clean vocals with this album, which is too bad, but the grit vocals are among the best grit vocals I've ever heard from anyone. Hard to judge by samples though... I'd say riffs sound cool and dark. I also believe that this album will propably get Sym X a lot more new fans. I played these samples to my friend who listens a lot of bands like, say... Killswich, In Flames and Disturped I think.and has never liked Sym X too much. And he actually thought this stuff sounds really good.