half-true, half not.
I'd agree, I'm really a little bit disappointed with this thing... But it's not like 'SHIIIIIT!!!!', it's just that some songs have the new sounding. Well, from the band's members' point of view I can understand. While you're young - you have the energy, that punk attitude. But as you get older, you can't win the race against the time, against the world, against yourself. You wish everything would be slower than it is. You get used to silent stuff, music. Something more lyric. Somthing... you can take up to.
You've got to understand, musicians can't do the same stuff 20 years in a row, or even more if it is. Things change day by day.
One may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he's dead %)