Review Summary: Amazing vocals, well written lyrics, aggressive rhythms and mixed VERY well!
On this album, Myles raises the bar when it comes to his vocal range that's not been heard before in this way and that's mainly due to the quality of mixing on this record being incredibly good.
The track that really shows what Myles can do is Calm the Fire
, the intro is without a doubt sublime. The lyrical content of the album is very solid too and very diverse. The guitar work has got to be mentioned as the layers and layers of tracking was done very well without leaving it sounding like it got washed out with the bass guitar lines.
The riffs come fast and thick with very little let up besides the softer tracks which in my opinion let the album down. The lighter tracks don't communicate well to the listener as I felt the melodies were too unoriginal and just put in for filler to help balance the album out. Lastly, the Spanish influenced intro to the opening track Cry of Achilles
is very cool, as a guitar player myself I loved it!
I think it's their best album to date and was one I had playing frequently when it was first released in 2013.