I don’t plan on looking it up. I really am dying to hear the album and it is really tempting, but I don’t want to listen to anything besides what has been intentionally released until i have the hard copy in my hands.
I’ll get back to you on this…
I know, it feels like cheating. These leaks kind of ruin the moment.
Having listened some more to it I can say that this album has some of the best lead guitar work. Great solos and instrumental parts. The whole album is enjoyable to listen to but maybe it’s a bit too inoffensive to the ears. To me this album works as background music and if there is one thing Kreator have never been it’s “enjoyable background music”.
One of the interviews stated that this album had a lot of songs that had a live anthem feel. I don’t think I agree with that. Right now it feels like a very nice album, but with only one real big hit (the title track). I like the fact that they have done a lot of new things on this album. It sounds really different and has indeed that “epic” feel Mille talked about.
I am still early in the listening process and I am sure my impression will change after listening to it more thoroughly.