What do the people who've actually heard it think? I'm massively impressed, I have to say, to the extent that I've listened to it about 10 times in the last 4 days. It certainly beats the crap out of Funeral For A Friend or the last 2 Hundred Reasons albums. In fact, it's got more in common with Thrice or Thursday's better moments.
If anyone wants to chip in with the indie-wanker mating call of 'I haven't heard it but I bet it's shit', they're more than welcome. Enjoy!