Many people seem to think negatively of this album, but I think it is brilliant. Sure, it is different from their previous work, but it certainly makes a positive change in my opinion and there isn't a weak track on the album. You can definitely hear the symphonic side brought in on the previous album, 'From Afar,' which is extended further here. The album also includes (at least) two synthy keyboard solos that really give the keyboard player Emmi Silvennoinen a chance to shine, as the keyboards can often be lost behind the chugging guitars and pounding drums of Ensiferum's music. As to the whole deal with the last track 'Passion, Proof, Power' I had little issue with it. Of course it couldn't compare to the two part epic 'Heathen Throne' on the previous album (which are probably two of the greatest folk metal tracks ever released in my experience), so in that respect I can see why people would be disappointed, but besides this it is still a great track. It IS a little experimental, granted, but I don't necessarily see anything wrong with that. 5/5 for awesomeness, best two tracks 'Burning Leaves' and 'Pohjola.'