Listing more than a couple bands and then say that a band is lazily rehashing their sound is funny as fuck. Thats what we all do with influence. If you could list a singular act that is sounded exactly like a rehash of, the sentiment could be someone correct in an subjective manner, but since its a group of influences it is indeed its own beast. On top of that, no one (familiar with the band)could listen to this album and tell me they didn't know it was Opeth; it very much has their feel embedded into everything. The production bears warmth, and in all actuality is great. Top that off with the bonus of a stellar 5.1 dolby mix and you are simply a dumb fuck for complaining about it. I'm sorry it isn't part taking in the recent noise war for you. As far as what you think shouldn't be in prog rock...well, that statement in of its self is a joke. If you can't figure out why I have no business discussing prog rock with you. Look, not liking the album is fine, but of course. Hating it with a passion is acceptable. However spewing forth blatantly inaccurate statements in an attempt at bringing some sort of justification to your feelings is just funny, and won't get you any respect.