In searching for the best in life (and in this specific case; music) I employ the following system to listening to music to save "wasting time" on mediocre / worthless / below par releases.
Anything that I consider to be 55% or less is attributed to the compost bin. I don't bother comparing this to the greats, I'd rather spend time focusing on the very best (ie focusing on the positive end of the bell curve distribution). On a 5-star system like I use on RYM, this is a 0.5.
Unfortunately Belus (whilst it certainly delivers in a few patches) is inconsistent, and lacks the vision and spirit of the early work. It does not create any resonance within my mind; it doesn't help me dream.
Perhaps the "disappointment" is a form of celebrity murder, ala the tabloids, but is there any reason why we should bother with albums that would scrap up a C-grade rating if they were lucky?
It simply does not hold up. I am actively searching for the best 100-150 albums in Metal, and this is no where near it as far as I am concerned.