Pretty damn good album, if I must say so. The keyboards on this album are more prevalent than previously. Which isn't a bad thing, despite what some people might tell you or who might shrug off the keyboard as just pixie dust of a cheap CoB knockoff. "Black Marten's Trace", for example, has a keyboard audible during the chorus, making it about ten times catchier.
Same vocals as the past albums, low and guttural, with occasional shrieks here and there, as expected of kalmah.
The lyrics themselves focus on the environment, or hunting. "Black Marten's Trace,"
(Damn, that's a good song,) tells a stoy of someone hunting down an animal, (or is it a human? Dun dun dun....) and tells about how he reads his tracks, waits patiently, and occasionally becomes lost inside the snowy forest, but he's determined to get it, (whatever 'it' might be.)
I can't really write much more than what's already been said or what's obvious. this album rocks very hard, so the only advice I can give is; go out and buy it. You buy now, yes? Yes.
The only complaint I have is that it's kinda short, with only 8 tracks in the whole album. But I suppose quality is better than quantity, and if they made more songs with less quality, I'm definitely not one to complain.
All in all, another solid, heavy album from one of the greatest melodeath bands that still matter today. Great work, keep it up!