a disappointing return. Leads and solos take on a more prominent role in 'Wolves Within' but are glued rtogether with a multitude of self plagiarised polyrhythms. Having spent a couple of years writing 'Wolves rWithin', all After the Burial have succeeded in is coming up with an album that massages the ego of it's rpredecessor. In trying to move back towards their more extreme 'Rareform' sound they have decided to rcompletely scrap most of the good that came out of 'In Dreams'. 'Disconnect' and 'Nine Summers' are both rstellar tracks, two of After the Burial's best ever tracks infact but they are immersed within a catalogue of rdisjointed, incomplete ideas. I can't help but feel I've heard this all before but done consistently better.
I'm impressed by the amount of chances they took, I just wish they took more. Their riffs are sometimes too complicated, but on other songs they kept it simple. Lets just be happy they don't have a girly singer and a techno back drop. Also the ode to their old singer on Virga deserves a ton of respect, that's just awesome.