I don't like the pre-Design Your Universe stuff honestly. The introduction of two God Dethroned guys revitalized the band. More focus on guitars and drums (consequently less synths) that came with them made me like the band.Well, to be honest, I don't like the previous album that much, and also the one before that I found less good than previous work. This time they took a different approach, and worked more together on songs. Also for the first time, they took a new producer (Joost van den Broek, ex-After Forever, who also did the last MaYaN album). They are re-energized so to speak.
And Isaac Delahaye wrote more music than Mark if I am counting song credits.