To be honest, they don't deserve our heated anticipation in the dawning of a new album anymore. Not after what happened the last three times. The good things they said about the last three albums sounded so promising and exciting, and it was an awful disappointment each time. Halo of Blood had some class, but even that one wore out in time, except for the title track. Sure they were good albums, but we expected best albums ever made. Even so, I still have faith this album could be more eerie, memorable and metal than the last ones. I'm not saying I Worship Chaos was lacking because of limited song sections and less technicality. I was the one who kept saying that's what they should try, because it worked for Hypocrisy, so logic said it would work for them. But I said sacrifice technicality and number of sections if that's what it takes to ensure the songs will be atmospheric. Because I thought RRF was not atmospheric because it focused too much on technicality. Then came IWC, and it had its magical moments, even some magical songs, but I sincerely thought it was gonna sound dark... and I didn't expect stripping off solos. Solos is one thing, it's unnecessary work to create a complex solo that serves no musical value. You can make unforgettable solo sections with much easier techniques, as long as the idea comes deep from the heart. Of course best solo is one that comes from the heart and is also technical wizardry. All I want is for the composions to come from the heart, for Alexi to imagine a magical song idea before picking up the guitar. To know the feeling of the song before touching the guitar. Then it's just about figuring the notes and seeing how the song actually looks like. Almost every song on the last three albums still has a moment that tells he still has that creativity. But to expand it until a song becomes the living breathing entity of its own, each with a very personal heartbeat. That's what made the best songs on Hatebreeder and Follow the Reaper exceptional. I believe Alexi when he said it would just sound forced if they intentionally tried to make something like one of the early albums. Creativity is much more important than soundworld. But when it comes to soundworld, I'd personally like more black metalish dark, atmospheric sound. I don't like the American sound or thrash metal in general. Such sound where they sound better with faster tempo, because it might be a way to provide the electrical feel by just increasing the speed and ensuring there's a strong mood in the songs.