It is black metal in some way, but.. lol. who cares  Already knew these guys and loving from first listen (I always thought I didn't give them enough care) and now, finally, new album. I have to check it out, as it seems to be another brilliant gem, judging by Lethargicus comment.
Metal album of the year. Already knew this after the first track was released. The 2nd reaffirmed my belief. And now that I can finally listen to the rest... well, my mind is blown. This is brilliant. I will be playing this a lot, no doubt.
At first, I was disappointed by the new album. However, I have listened to it more and more and it has grown on me a lot! Now I think it is almost on equal grounds with Pneuma. The Mermaid, Hunters and Blood Guru are the main standouts for me.
I like the new one more, although the first wasn't bad. The second is way more accesible and less chaotic, sounds mature. Of course I could complain about the rather plastic production, but who cares? :)