Hidden Dreams starts with a snaking riff, with a little tremolo, it progresses into an interesting rocker, moving and shifting, dancing across the board, the vocals have some energy to them, and you get the feeling this is just the beginning. Last Alive begins slowly and thoughtfully, it then gets heavier, and the real sense of something dark approaching is reached with the instrumentation shifting and changing. Slavery Or Steel is fast paced, filled with energy and a slight turn of phrase. Boarderlands is slower, more reflective with a hint of energy and darkness to it.
While The Gods Laugh begins with discordant harmonisation, the guitars painting the image of some sort of darkness rising from the surface to terrify them all, it continues down this path, never quite picking up in the manner that it hints at. Dark Child is a continuation of the themes, and the melodies, an interesting and quirky number. Worker Metal Might is a nice little call to arms and a dancing tune. Lord of Endless Night is slow and thumping.
The album is out on 7th September via Iron Shield Records.