This album seems to be getting surprisingly little recognition. I've been spinning it a bit, and it's been growing on me a lot. They seem to have progressed a bit since their last album; while Crimen Laesae Majestatis Divinae felt to me like a tribute to Mercyful Fate and old US Power Metal, the new one feels like it's merging a King Diamond influence with some hints of the Eastern Bloc and old bargain bin metal.
The production reflects this as well, Crimen... had a really slick and metallic production with very prominent use of old school drum triggers, but the new one feels a lot more organic and stripped down. At first I missed the enveloping sound of Crimen... but I'm starting to appreciate the change (especially in terms of the snare sound, which was a major detractor from Crimen).
https://soundcloud.com/metalbladerecord ... it-in-time