Truly an overlooked gem. Expansive and epic, the album grabs you and doesn't let go all the way through. The guitar work is impressive, the lyrics are great, there's a lot of variety, and is in general, just great
Not so much a step forward, as a refinement. The Joy Formidable make no huge leaps to change their sound, but instead they focus what they started on The Big Roar. To a certain extent, the long outros are missed, but the tighter songwriting more than makes up for that.