Me! I'm still trying to get the feel for the album. It's dark with more traditional black metal sections, although as a whole I would just call it dark metal. I'm reluctant to call this a masterpiece and on the same level as pale folklore, the mantle and even some of AATG. It does lack clean vocals in most of the songs, which is a disappointment since they've become an integral part of Agalloch's songs. It has it's moments of genius though and it seems to get better with each listen, which is always a good sign.