Thanks for catching that. Just edited.
And thanks for reading! I just realized it's a bit lengthy in the middle, but I don't think too many people will mind. And I really enjoy Ascension, but I think I like Descension more. It's got a better flow and that's what makes me want to listen to it from start to finish.
If you like Ascension, you'll like Descension.
Having now listened to it, first thoughts are that there are more memorable moments than Descension, especially in the front half. Sentry and Gravity's Union are both as you said, epic (an appropriate adjective - not a cliche)!
The one criticism I have, and my best friend first pointed it out listening to Ascension, is that the album sounds a little flat in the production, at least speaking of the vinyl. The mix is good, and the bass comes through well (usually my complaint), but overall it just doesn't sound as big and clear as I'd maybe like.