It's difficult to put into words how good this band really are. In some respects they are quite similar to Opeth, another wonderful band.
One word i'd certainly use to define the entire album on the whole is beautiful. The way in which the music and vocals are put together is simply beautiful. It was by sheer luck that i came across this band and i'm extremely glad i did.
Whilst listening to this album you'll go through a range of emotions. From pure happiness at the sheer brilliance of the band to depression due to the intensity of the songs and meaningfulness of the lyrics.
The acoustics are exceptional and the riffs on electric guitar highly original, the bass lines aren't bad either. The vocals range from death metal growls to sombre and melancholy singing. No matter what your tastes are in metal, you'll probably find something you can take away from "The Mantle" which you'll absolutely love.
"The Mantle" is a must have for Metal lovers.