I think they meant too compressed which it was, compared to their older stuff. I think the production of the more dynamic songs in PL (more specifically Paradise Lost and Sacrifice) was brilliant. Hands down their best produced songs to date. I hope the new album isn't as much compressed and 'in your face' as I'm guessing it will be, production wise. I also hope the guitar tone is warmer and less 'digital' sounding. I love the guitar tone in V and don't like PL's.