It's mainly the drums on STYE that are the problem imo. The vocals are well mixed and the guitars sound consistent throughout the record. Anders sounds powerful but not so much that the melodies are hidden by the vocals. The leads and riffs are clear, even if the actual tone of the guitars is a little different to the previous releases. The main issue with STYE, other than drums, is that at times the music doesn't sound as powerful as it should. You only hear that oomph when the songs are played live. Anyway, we can disagree with how they chose to produce the record, but at least it sounds professional. ASOP has a lot of inconsistencies which bug me. Especially some melodies being drowned out either by the terrible choice of guitar tone or Anders' vocals. I really struggle with it. Funny you should say that, I was listening to "Eraser" off the EP today and had a similar thought. It's one of the best modern IF songs imo, but god damn that guitar tone drags it down a few notches. At times it does sound more like a fucking keytar than a guitar, and that sucks because Eraser has some killer melodies.