It took me a while but to realize but this is just fantastic. Upon first listen I didn't see what all the "hype" was about, maybe I just expected more. Every once in a while I listen to this and it grew on me every time and after a big break I'm listening to it again. I was just amazed at this point. Everything sounds so good, the riffs are just amazing and memorable - there are catchy sections all over the place, the atmosphere is beautiful and immersive, this is just exceptional. I may not listen to this as much as I'd like to but every listen is an enjoyable experience - definitely one of the best melodic death metal albums out there.