Man, i think you should go back and take another listen to Planetary Duality because never have i seen someone so wrong. PD is up there with Necrophagist's Epitaph in pure technical death metal perfection. Every song on the album is top notch, even the interludes are great and don't come off as filler. The natural sounding production on that album was perfect, no drum samples, real mic'd up guitar tones, dynamics, etc. It actually sounds like people playing instruments. Its fast paced, its heavy, its melodic, the solos are unique and tasteful. Every song on PD has a dozen memorable parts and quality riffs. Lyle Cooper's drum performance is the best The Faceless has ever had. If there are hundreds of bands that made albums like this - please shoot me a list.