Just gave it my first listen. My initial impression is that it's a step up from Gore, but it falls short of their best work. Hopefully it'll grow on me...
Feels the same....I'm surprised from a guitar orientated forum not complaining about the guitars on this album.
It's a step up in production/mixing compared to Gore, but I feel most of the riffs are kinda boring and lack some spice.
The riffs and chords are simpler compared with their other albums.....they don't need to go Periphery/AAL crazy with the riffs, but since Gore I feel they dumbed down the guitar arrangements. Never had an issue regarding that from their previous albums, but since Gore and now with OHMS I feel its lacking in that aspect. Of course there's some cool riffs and guitar ideas in both albums, but there are fewer now.