The band i love are clearly no more. The first three albums are insanely good. Puzzle is pretty good and then the slide starts. This isn't Biffy as i know them. Its a pop record. In fact it's worse, it's a Fall Out Boy Album.
Its not the worst thing i've ever heard, but its not the best either. You can stick it on in the backround and it's completley inoffensive but if you pick any song off either cd and then play some kinda wixxard, justboy, liberate the illiterate, bodies in flight or man of his appaling stature, to name but a few of a great many, right after and you'll hear the difference. This doesn't rock. There is no dynamic shift volume wise between the loud and the quiet thus deadening any impact. The song structures which were once scattershot and deliciously all over the place are now predictable and dull.
Biffy have now become just another band. Like the Kings of Leon and several others of that ilk, three great records and then descent into radio friendly inoffensive dullards whereupon it becomes impossible to differentate between the songs because they substituted rock for blandness, ticket sales and safety.
I won't knock anyone for liking this, that's their call and i'm not that guy, but for me, not good.