It kills me that I don’t love this album more, because like I said in my review, there really are few others bands I’d love to champion more than Ne Obliviscaris. This one is a fair bit worse than “Citadel,” which I already considered to be a significant decline in quality from “Portal of I.” Hope this isn’t a trend. Hardcore fans and prog devotees will enjoy this, but this isn’t the majestic, moving work that earned Ne Obliviscaris such goodwill.
Alright, I’ll stop paraphrasing my review and just link it already. Read here.