Both visually and musically, The Crucible starts where the last album The Tower ended, but it soon takes on its own hue, and it is clear that it cannot be called a â€˜sequelâ€™ as such: this is very much a step further out than anywhere the band ventured on The Tower.
I'll be in the middle of a month-long trip in the Indian Himalayas when it drops. I have a feeling The Crucible is going to make for some interesting background music. Cannot (but will have to) wait! :MPD:
But… Iâ€™ m not so excited about the cover. For my very own personal taste :wink: the simpler designs the band used in the past look much more interesting, like Trust Us or LTEC.
Donâ€™t get me wrong, itâ€™s a fantastic cover, as well as The Tower, but this â€œPaintingâ€ Style looks kind of â€œproggyâ€ to me, if you know what I mean. It looks like this chaotic middle part of Lux Aeterna sounds, and I do love the other parts more.
Just my humble opinion
Nevertheless, canâ€™t wait to hold it in my hands and let it spin!