Production values aren't as great...and the drummer is drowned out even more so in this album than their previous, Location: Cold. Some songs carry that same epic melody, but they just aren't as strong anymore. Everything sounds like it lacks substance. The "new" vocalist is fine though and carries out similar vocals to the previous album, however, they are not as convincing..
Decent follow-up to their best album, but the songs lack the edge that make their other albums as good as they are. Alive... Cold... Dead!, Dominion and The Time Unchained are standout tracks, but honestly, the rest of the album can't quite compare to their earlier albums. At times they stray away from being Melodic Black Metal to other genres.