So, I got through this album yesterday, and yes, it did literally feel like hiking for two hours in waist-deep muck. It is far, far, far too many minutes of far, far, far too samey stuff. It's two hours of cliches, really. Is it well done from a technical point of view? Sure. Is there anything new to discover here? Other than my limit for listening to the same stuff, no. I would much rather have had them do a 45 minute album that pushed some boundary other than my patience.