Yup. I listened to it on Saturday and it's much better than Everything in Between, which was good but felt tepid compared to everything else in their catalog. There's more energy and the added instrumentation just works in the songs' favor. It takes their energetic sound and melds it with their increased songwriting capabilities.
On the same drive I listened to two other excellent 2013 releases. Grant Hart - The Argument is the best work he's done since Intolerance, his first post-Huskers album. His voice has aged well, and on many songs he reminds me favorably of David Bowie. There is a ton of diversity across these twenty songs, which form a vague concept album based on Paradise Lost. What makes it all work is that he is writing great melodic pop/rock songs that show that, while he hadn't used it in a long time, he had never lost his ear for writing great melodies.
The other is in a completely different vein, Gorguts' forthcoming album Color of Sands. Gorguts do what is called Technical death metal, but when I listen I just hear complex metal songs played well and interestingly. As compared to their twin classics Obscura and From Wisdom to Hate, there is more melody and variation here, as those albums had an almost-jazz like rhythmic base supporting the truly intense and (at times) atonal guitar attack. In the ensuing 12 years since the last album lead man Luc Lemay studied at a classic conservatory, which is evinced by The Battle of Chamdo, a composed piece played by a string quintet that initially sounds jarring the middle of all the metal, but makes sense as pieces of it tie in to the rest of the album. In a great year for metal this is another fantastic album and a welcome return from a great band.