What is wrong with gimmicks? Stereo is a gimmick. It really annoys me when people say 'but not gimmicky'I like the disc. The songs are typical alternative with a harder edge (like Linkin Park without the DJ). The mix is tasty with the guitars being brought out from the front to the rears to make for a nice full soundstage. There is also some nice vocal effects back there and a few other things as well.
Mix done by Thom C. I am really liking his mixing style. Always tasty and full but not gimicky. I bet this one would really sound great in SACD. I gave it an 8!