I just got this, to be honest first few songs I wasn't won over, they seemed to be trying too hard to be faster, and it's not as expansive. But then Across the Shields came on- what a f u c k i n g s o n g !!!
Across The Shields, Healer, Fat Waves, fuck it all of them are awesome. You may have noticed Torche have become my number 2 band overall on last.fm pretty much entirely based on repeated listening to this album over the last few weeks.
Given how most of my favourite bands have released disappointing records recently - High on Fire, Boris, Electric Wizard spring to mind - this is a breath of fresh air. Fucking stone cold classic from start to end.