This album sounds very American to my ears, not only because the band is from the US. It contains the typical blend of subdued electronics paired with straight up rock. With a couple of exceptions, it seems the Americans rarely dare to go for an all electronic sound (even though their previous releases are more synthpop). Akanoid are very skilled, creating a stable whole without fragile bricks. Great vocals and strong songs, but with a rather tired sound frame.
"Civil Demon" is an album I could see do well in the mainstream, but it's not for the electro heads, who instead should embrace Blaqk Audio.