I'm not sure if I agree yet, but I think I understand what you mean. Basically, good for LP for at least trying to branch out from nu-metal and trying to evolve as a band, but the fact of the matter is they haven't been successful at doing so. They simply aren't good at anything but what originally made them famous. Again, not sure yet whether I agree or not, because I love ATS - it's one of my favorite albums of all time, to say nothing of my favorite LP album - but I must admit to reacting to just about everything since M2M with a resounding "meh." Edit: And this is not a matter of preferring the heavier LP sound over their other dabblings. To wit, THP is one of those albums that was passable at best.