I haven't listened to Trail of Dead for God knows how long, but the perfect way to get me back into them is this record.
I have it on now. If you try to listen to it as a record on its own, and stop comparing it to their older ones, its actually really really good.
You can tell they TRIED to make an 'epic' record, but you can also tell they SUCCEEDED.
Its fantastic. Their new one I heard the first half of, and turned it off because I got bored. Such a shame :(