I'm surprised at the neutral or negative reviews. I'd never heard the band but bought this album on a whim when it came up on a $5 promo. Maybe I simply wasn't burdened by expectations based on previous work but I was more than pleasantly surprised. These guys rock.
Bottom line: This is just a great rock album that blends in different styles from bluesy to southern rock to soaring guitar. It is tailor-made for blasting to a packed arena. If the best criticism you can muster is the trite "it sounds commercial," then by all means continue blindly head-banging to screams, snarls, and uncoordinated instrument thrashing. If sounding "commercial" means it has rhythm, melodic composition, well wrought vocals, and lyrics worthy of remembrance then sign me up.