I love the assumption that if you hate this record you're close-minded. No I hate this record, because it's watered down, garbage from a band that was once great.
I listen to more non-metal bands than I do metal. I was hoping for an amazing album, possibly even some thin lizzy influences, but what I got was a disappointment. It's as bad as all of the music that is played on popular radio stations under the moniker alternative rock.