When it comes to bass, I'd say both played it safe. Paul was competent, but not Ryan Martinie or anything. With that much going on in the mix, there isn't a lot of space for Paul to do much anyway. Both he and Alex started as guitar players, so their approach to the instrument is going to be that of what a guitar player wants from the bass, ie "shut up and play roots." I can at least hear Alex on Gray Chapter. It was very hard to hear Paul most of the time.