Good review. I'd be very interested to hear your thoughts on Sing the Sorrow if you listen to it eventually, especially since you'll have listened to it after this one.
Thanks for the kind words. I just listened to STS for the first time. Kind of surprised at how different it sounds from this. I mean, I knew it'd be different, but it sounds like a whole new band. I prefer Havok's vocals now, haha. Didn't expect it to be as heavy as it was at times. I like the second half of the album more, with "The Leaving Song (Pt. I)" being my favorite.