I don’t know how these dudes managed to make an album this insipid and boring, but they should feel proud that they achieved it. This is like if Third Law era Muse made a metal album, but without anything theatrical/hilariously bad. This is ridiculously overproduced to the point of my disgust, added along to an unreasonable run time, with abso-fucking-lutely nothing happening the whole way. These kind of albums are why the term progressive metal has no real meaning anymore. It’s not a terrible album, but it’s insultingly boring and poppy.