The songs are much more progressive and less over the top-melodic. There is still the melodic element so don't worry. So far the only thing lacking is a definitive kick ass song. It would be hard to top Don't Say a Word...and through my first listen I can't really narrow it down to anything that is balls to the walls awesome, but I think that "Fly With the Black Swan" is the coolest so far.
More to come later.