I'm not aware of the band's previous albums, but this one rocked the hell out of me, albeit it's does not reinvent the wheel in a marked way. Falconer adopted a sound production suitable for tech power/thrash metal outfits, because they do sound like one most of the time. Ultra-heavy/aggressive rhythm guitars, frantic leads, fantastic/technical (on the brink of tech thrash) rhythm section, are combined with the uplifting power metal cheese, folk melodies and the melodic, down-to-earth vocals of band's mastermind Mathias Blad. The latter is distanced from the high pitch practices commonly found in power metal.
Disappointingly repetitive, particularly in its copypasta vocal melodies. What is this, Iron Maiden Folk Edition? For recent folk-power metal done astonishingly right, consider Elvenking's "The Pagan Manifesto" (2014) instead. (To quote Police Chief Wiggum: "Nothin' to see here, folks.")