Oh, all that monthlong hype about this album on social media...
Two songs (or "ACTs") with a total of 7 chapters, present themselves on this, I guess I should call it "extended play". 36 minutes total play time in this day and age is not an album but an EP (I'm not going to get into the price of over $14 I had to pay for the MP3 version on Amazon).
The first ACT is entirely instrumental, apart from some vocal effects. Partially sounds like a remix of outtakes from earlier albums, mostly reminds me of Spiritchaser. ACT #2 brings in some vocals by Brandon and Lisa but its mostly unintelligible chanting without real lyrics. Nothing new here overall. I would almost call this record lazy and boring. The only highlight to me is "The Mountain".
To me this EP is a big letdown over the last album Anastasis, which was inventive, different from their back catalog and pointing towards new horizons. Better luck next time (if there ever will be one).
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- Label: [PIAS]
- Copyright: ℗© 2018 DCD under exclusive license to [PIAS] Recordings
- Total Length: 36:04
- ASIN: B07GXYD8BL
- Customer Reviews: 9 customer ratings
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