Asylum Records send me this record with a kind note and information. I was curious about this record and the intro called "The End" got me even more focused. The intro is very nice and I had high expectations. However, after 2 seconds of "Dazzling Dawn" I knew enough. This is not what I call good music. The only thing that I like about this record are some orchestral symphonic parts, but that is not enough.
The black-metal with female (false) soprano vocals could be worth listening to, but not with a sound as if they recorded it in a puddle of mud somewhere in France. Sorry, but as a band you can't put a record like this on the market anymore, certainly not in the year 2010. If it is the bands intention to sound 'true' or authentic, this doesn't help. The production level can be compared with Dark Throne's 'A Blaze in the Northern Sky' and I think that says enough. Black-metal purists that like it this way can mail me and I will send them my copy.