My feelings about this band are conflicted, I both like them, and are also put off by both the sound of this release and the way they present themselves. Their lyrics are a part of this, musically they rock, but if you read their lyrics you can see that they haven't really grown at all since their early days, nothing brilliant, a few good lines, but nothing to be proud of, and some stuff that honestly sucks. They should keep writing in Norwegian all the way or let Vortex write, there's someone who can write good lyrics. But then if I forget the lyrics and the dumb artwork and visuals I hear a band who musically are absolutely amazing, brining to mind great epics and a very Norwegian feeling, too bad they keep writing about the appocalypse and stupid stuff like that. Maybe if they brought more of an element like in the first song on the cd, full of the valour and wonder of Norse tales, then the words will fit the music. Really though who can tell what they're saying most of the time without the lyric sheet, so again I am brought to why I feel so conflicted, musically I really like them, allthough this release isn't as good as older releases. So what can I say, try it out for yourself, you'll either like it, or not, or feel conflicted. But I'm still listening to this, trying to understand it, but there's something about it that does call me to listen to it, and that's a good sign, so we'll see.