That's a damned fine set. I would love to see these guys live one day.
In response to your last paragraph though, I would say the band's connection with the audience and how well they perform live is what I'm mostly interested in regardless of what subgenre of metal or type of music in general it is. I'm more of a "bang-your-head-and-sing-along" guy than a "get-in-the-pit-and-tear-shit-up" type of guy. But that's just me
Anyway, good review man. Thanks for posting