the Black EP was pretty good
Self-titled...not so much?
I don't have a preference between cove and anthony or anyone else that could sing for Saosin. In my opinion, It was Saosin with Green, now it's Saosin with Reber, it's just Saosin no matter who sings for them, I'd probably feel that way about Circa Survive if Anthony left (it'd take a while though).
I hate how everyone and their mom listens to them now after the LP though and have neverrr even heard of the songs off TTN, if you're gonna get caught up in a band, you should get familiar with their older work too (especially since it's 10x better than the LP in this case).