@ar-ninetysix I personally think they're only improving as musicians. Phantom Anthem is an absolutely beautifully written album, the musicianship is stunning. For me each new album tops the last, yes they have a signature sound, but I think each album has its own flavor. (In my ears at least.)
Though I won't listen to any of the new singles until the album actually drops, I want everything to be totally fresh. I watched the music video for Defender, but I'll wait on the rest.
This year in music is really exciting, new albums from most of my favorites are dropping. I'm mostly stoked for the new Testament and Havok records