#2
It's just a nice clean electric on a tube amp, maybe with an acoustic sim, OR it might just be an acoustic. Just because they are cryptopsy doesn't mean they can't use acoustics.
#3
They are a quite different band now than they were when they released "None So Vile" but whatever, if they're doing something different that's good because all their stuff sounds the same.

I still like me tho...

When I came near losing my own life
It made me learn the true meaning of a smile