Man, if this is not the most consistent trad black metal band around right now I don’t know who is. Once again these Norwegian bastards deliver, with the same intense, and aggressive black metal as before. Though, a bit of a caveat to that, it’s not quite as hard going as their previous albums. They’re scaled back their raw aggression in favor of melody and nuance, which I personally think is a mistake. The drumming in particular has a lot more variance to it, which I don’t think helps their sound. So while I think this is a third consecutive amazing album they’ve put out, it’s probably my least favorite of there’s., but not by that much.