I would be stunned if this did not suck. The failure of these bands, Cynic, Atheist, etc., is simple - they were talented, technically proficient young Metal bands who flirted with Jazz, Prog, etc. Now they are aging Prog, Jazz, etc. bands who flirt with metal. This formula just doesn't hold up and does not work for me at all. I so wish this whole techno-noodling renaissance would die and die soon - the scent of AIDS hangs heavy all around it.