Album Rating: 3.5
The first few songs on this album are excellent, really well-written and performed, perhaps the best in the band's cannon. But from that point on (save for 'Remembered'), I think the quality drops a little, mainly due to a lack of originality in my opinion. That said, it's still a fairly consistent album when you consider the vocals are more powerful than in past albums, and the instrumentation is solid. Highlights for me would be the first three tracks, basically.
Digging: Ihsahn - Arktis.