|78-minute work finds the band returning to its Amory Wars saga
Format: CD / Cat No: 0016861742928 / Released: 05/10/2018
Track Listing: 01. Prologue / 02. The Dark Sentencer / 03. Unheavenly Creatures / 04. Toys / 05. Black Sunday / 06. Queen Of The Dark / 07. True Ugly / 08. Love Protocol / 09. The Pavilion (A Long Way Back) / 10. Night-Time Walkers / 11. The Gutter / 12. All On Fire / 13. It Walks Among US / 14. Old Flames / 15. Lucky Stars
More information: Spanning 15 tracks, the self-produced album clocks in at 78 minutes and finds frontman Claudio Sanchez returning to the conceptual science-fiction narrative of The Amory Wars, a story Sanchez has sought to tell through his music, a novel, and a comic book series. The bandís last album, 2015ís The Color Before The Sun, was the first to deviate from the narrative, and this reinvigorated return to the story marks whatís, in this writerís opinion, their best album in a decade. Itís got hooks galore and a compellingly bombastic tone that matches the grandeur of Sanchezís narrative, which brims with a healthy dose of heart.