I actually like all of their albums. They've each built on the last while adding new elements. If I wan to hear some more brutal stuff, I'll put on Leviathan or Remission, if I want a bit more melody, I'll put on the two newer ones. Seems like they are doing what they want, no fault in that.
Listened to half of it this morning. I like what I heard up until 'The Czar' which is a over long and a bit of a stinker. Struggled to carry on after that one. Will give it another go and miss that one out.
I thought that when they played live at corp, wasn't familiar with the album then - i didn't realise it was all one track i just remember them repeating the same lyrics but with many minutes between, makes sense now i know the album, but seems to last forever live.
i think this album's dope. You cannit fault them for trying something slightly different. It's not a HUGE leap in another direction, just a bit more melodic vox. They're a fairly progressive band anyway so it seems normal that they would try these sorts of things? Not like they've gone from Blood and Thunder to total pop ballads or something, they've had a good innings of pretty RAWK albums.
Anyway, i think i've gotten on this discussion pretty late, just my 2p worth.
The new albums grown on me... the riffs are back for the new record... the vocals are still a bit... mmm. But yeah quite enjoyed spinning it yesterday at work. The last track is 4 grown me showing off for 13 minutes... Lovley!