Indeed, the same applies to the vast majority of new releases. Almost all new tunes sound like an older track and fit into a specific archetype/pattern.So that we aren't listening to old recycled ideas on loop.
Let's face it, d&b is very similar, but these are poor man's rip offs of old ideas done to death.
Innovation is very important.
Just think this is a strange release to level that amount of criticism at. A side is a solid club banger, B side is a typical B side but not without merit. Neither will be classics but they’re solid tracks and as good or better than 9/10 new releases I hear on beatport each week.