As a big Amon Amarth fan, I eagerly anticipated this cd. And, now that I have it, I’ve gotta say, I am seriously impressed. It has a toned-down feel overall, yes, but it replaces some of the lost aggression with songs that carry a ‘feel’ to them thats impossible to ignore. Its hard to explain, it just HAS to be experienced. This is to date the best cd they’ve released and a contender for album of the year in my opinion. The bottom line is, I simply CANT stop listening to the thing! An amazing album full of aggression and speed, but so much melody as well.