Airs have still retained the metal tradition instrumentally, which coupled with the vocal style really left me with a pop punk impression. It wasn't horrendous, but Airs really should have stuck with blackgaze approach they took with "Rainclouds over the Remains of Hope". This wasn't something I would listen to again.
Discarding almost all traces of their 'blackgaze' past, Airs new shoegaze/indie rock direction actually makes them a band worth mention. Richly atmospheric, Airs dreamy soundscapes are absolutely beautiful, punctuated by at times intense drumming and soothing vocals. Some black metal elements remain but perfectly fit into the new aesthetic the band has created for themselves. Yeah, you want this.