Uhh, no. Just...no. Again, I like it (some songs I absolutely love)...but it's not the next step. 'Mandylion' is Gothic Prog Metal and NB is like a heavy Euro Alternative Rock with sprinklings of modern pop as well as hints of 80's pop. Different and at times amazing, just not the next step from that album. Their label wished they didn't skip that next step after Mandylion, because they had a hard time marketing NB. And you can trust me on that being a fact.