this album has a less spacious soundscape to it is the first noticeable thing, it is quite like counterparts only with less space and lot more distortion on the guiars and heavier bass, and different drum sounds. That said I think musically its more interesting. its not really basic rock, they try using different rhythmns and structural ideas. the synths are pushed right back but can still be heard if you listen carefully.
I think Driven and test for echo are my two favourites from this album also the album title and cover are just great both of them are great