First and foremost, I had second thoughts about this record considering it was all instrumental. Folk was never a genre I imagined could quite be instrumental, but since this was described as "neofolk" I figured it had something unique. So off I go, for my first listen, and I'm blown away by the first song. The strings and the guitars blend together so beautifully, and they build so much tension as they just repeat their parts, it's something I never thought could be possible. Even without vocals, it creates this emotive atmosphere that will simply lift you away. The best way to describe it would be Godspeed doing folk music. So overall, more potential AOTY material, as well as one of the most unique albums I've heard all year.