Hmm, only listened to this four times (twice on speakers, twice on headphones) so far but I'm sad to say it has failed to hold my interest. The songs are all terribly formulaic which makes it fairly boring. The production/mixing doesn't help matters since drums and rhythm are too low with vocals and lead too high which means what little dynamism there is doesn't pack the punch it should. It said in the press release that they mixed the album as though it were a classical recording but I'm not sure if that decision is partially to blame because I don't really know what that means. Either way it can't explain the lazy composition. The five minute outro track is by far and away the most interesting music here, and even that kind of thing has been done many a time before by many neo-folk bands. I'm dead disappointed because I thought Belus was good and I was hoping Varg would pick-up some momentum and consolidate his come-back. Ah well. It'll be interesting to know if this is all new material or if, like Belus, some of it is old work only seeing the light of day now.