It hurts to give this album 3 stars as I love the band but there seems to be something missing and I can't put my finger on it. I've loved the previous 4 albums although the last 2 haven't quite matched up to Bitterness The Star or A Snow Capped Romance but at least they got better with each listen and had some hidden gems. Collisions... though isn't doing it for me. There's a few tracks that stand out and The Deserter is one hell of a monster but overall I think 3 out of 5 is about right. Sorry 36CF!!
PS. I was at your last London show and will be moshing with best of them for all your future ones.