that's kinda my point...I still think it's an enjoyable album...again...it's no masterpiece, but it does rock...more focus on riffage...less on content and melody...not always a bad thing...just not what true fans expect. It's a great listen while driving...maybe not while wearing headphones and focusing on every little fucking note and word. It's a good album...they can't all be outstanding...I've been into metal since the late 70's and can't think of one band that wins every time. I think Henrik's guitar solos are great...maybe his best. The Inner Circle guitar work is my favorite because he harkens back to some blues roots in the ballads which really jazz me. Bottom line...it's a good album...not a great album...not their best...but who cares...it don't suck!!! I think Solitude, Dominance, Tragedy sucks the big wang...all that stupid voice over crap is ridiculous. I'm still a fan, and I like what I like. To each his own...who the fuck cares...enjoy what you enjoy and stop analyzing it...it's completely subjective. Good album, great band...nuff said.