I just picked it up yesterday - first thing's first, that opener is awesome! It grabs you by the balls and doesn't let go for a good while.
I haven't actually finished listening to the album as yet due to only having it on in the car, but being 95% there I can say I really like what they've done. I feel like this is what the last album should have been, so I'm glad they got there. To me, it's like the more mature version of As The Palaces Burn, and I dig the shit out of that.
Anyone else check it out?
I picked it up. Honestly it doesn't do it for me like "Ashes of the Wake" did. I'm not sure I can articulate why, beyond the cliche that it sounds less inspired.