I listened again today and I just don't like it. I agree with you on bloodmeat being good, not the best that goes to "The Dissentience" and "Sequoia Throne" but other than those three songs the CD just doesn't satisfy.
I own both albums and I personally find their latest to be the best. Bloodmeat was a great track to include as an opener and Sequoia Throne is incredible. This band is incredible and only after two albums too.