Here is another strong album from this excellent Swedish band. Leif is a genius of a songwriter, I feel. Once again, the darkness and intensity are palpable. As in all Candlemass albums, the songs are well-crafted here, blending melody with heavy-duty riffing. I know well, as I can play many of their songs on guitar. Inspiring material, I feel, well worth checking out by metal fans everywhere, younger and older. Epic doom metal has a bright future I feel (is that a contradiction in terms?).