One 40 minute track that brings to mind everyone from Mercyful Fate, Paradise Lost, Hooded Menace, Cathedral and Candlemass, with blackened passages, beautifully acoustic interludes and synthesizers adding an occult overtone to the whole affair, Ysengrin have crafted an album that brings to mind everything that was great about metal in the 80's and 90's while adding a distinctive modern flair. There are recurring themes throughout the album that create an overall coherence similar to a piece of classical music. The vocals are primarily growled but its the riffs and solos that steal the show. They draw upon the NWOBHM, doom, black metal and death metal while maintaining a classic feel that will claw their way into your subconscious and leave you wanting more. Not once did I ever get bored while listening, in fact once its over i usually hit repeat. They dont use the long track as a gimmick but as a way to introduce themes and pull you in. Just check it out for your self. Trust me when i tell you that this will be on my best of list this year. Its an incredible album that effortlessly blends genres without ever feeling forced. Get a copy from I, Voidhanger.