Caligula's Horse has recently released their sophomore effort called The Tide, the Thief & River's End. Their first album Moments From Ephemeral City was a strong debut, making one of my previous annual Best Of lists. This latest effort definitely takes the music up a notch. Back is the amazing guitar lines of Sam Vallen and the emotional vocals of Jim Grey. However, this time the intensity and urgency of the music has been brought to the front with a sound that has a more unified identity. Their first video from the new album has all of these elements.