First of all, Norma Jean did NOT cover or copy Botch on this album. Now Botch did influence this album greatly, along with a little Pantera influence also. Overall, Botch's "We are the Romans" album is a lot heavier and rawer than this album. Norma Jean added more melodic parts on this album and more breakdowns. Honestly, this is still a very good album, the songs don't have a lot of variety, which makes them a little repetitious, but there is still a lot of good material here.