I don't know if it's that good, but it's a big improvement over Domination. The problem is that they threw a lot of other shit into the mix, like the fairly stupid "electronic" tracks, and didn't spend enough time cooking down those songs so they'd reach the effortless quality effect of early MA.
Covenant has the same problem. Too hasty. Most metal bands screw up because their work habits are terrible, and if they were forced to spend another year playing their albums live, the results would be far better. Do we even need mention the third Unleashed album, or the second Dismember, or anything recent from Suffocation, in this context?