I thought long and hard about what rating to give this CD. This is not technically Gungor's best album (more on that below), but even average Gungor is so much better than the majority of music out there, especially on the Christian music scene. I don't know that I've ever found elsewhere the same combination of powerful theology, beautiful lyrics, and complex, stunning musicianship that Gungor produces, and in that respect, this CD is no exception.
As other reviewers have noted, this CD is a bit more experimental than their past ones, which produces many highs and a few lows (I'm not really an auto-tune fan). The musicianship is layered and complex throughout the CD, and each subsequent listen unearths a few new gems. This CD seems to be less about catchy tunes and more about atmospheres of sound. All of this I like.
The reason I decided on giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is that it's not as good as Ghosts Upon the Earth, which I find to be a stunning, amazing album, one of the best to come out in the last five to ten years, Christian or secular. So for me, the follow-up to that album was bound to disappoint. However, given the drastic difference in styles between these two albums, I can't say I'm disappointed, just sort of surprised. But not in a bad way.
Anyway, if you're new to Gungor, don't start here. If you're a Gungor fan and want to hear the next step of their music evolution, pick up this CD, sit in a dark room, put this CD on, lie back, and ponder the important things in life.