They haven't made a single bad album as of yet, and i doubt they will. Mariner was such a phenomenal thing, and A Dawn to Fear is so atmospheric with the synths and melodies, it's hard to even judge them in any way or form. From their debut, to this, everything was grand.
Got into them through Mariner, saw them do nearly the entire Dawn to Fear album live before COVID, and am only just now exploring their much earlier stuff. One of the few bands to put out consistently-incredible art for two decades straight.
I love the way they've made the synths more and more prominent with each release. It really helps with the atmosphere of the songs, whether it's subtle or at the forefront. That droning thing they have going on at the end of The Silent Man takes the song to a whole new level.
I'm curious: What about this new album makes it stand out so much to you compared to the others, leading many people to even say this is their best yet? I'm just not hearing it.
To me this was veeeeery CoL by numbers...
Been bored of this band ever since Eternal Kingdom came out - Mariner was okay - but this new album seems almost like a return to form aside from the weird synth that sounds like a 1920's sci-fi which sounds a bit dumb to me but whatever :)
Theoretically, CoL is a band I should get bored of. I wasn't a huge fan of Mariner and thought it'd mark a bit of a decline, but DtF (lol) is awesome. The Fall is instant god-tier material. I don't know how they do it.
it is superb. the first listening didn't tell me so much. but after some more I was like "damn it, it s one of the best 2019 albums. and we got new korn's, slipknot's, tool's, acid reign's (finally!!) and so on". simply wow
COL were great on the album, but Julie took a fat shit on it and butchered it. Can't personally stand her voice at all. I even tried to give their live show for Mariner a chance and she sounded just like an annoying little kid screaming.