Not an easy album to listen to, but after a few spins, things start to become more logical. Melechesh and Orphaned Land are the most well known bands from Israel; Winterhorde is the next one that will try to gain more fans in Europe.
The combination of black and power metal with progressive elements do at times sound a bit snooty, but when listening closer you can discover the idea behind the structures. Call their music adventures, esoteric, mystic, atmospheric, a-typical, melodic, black, progressive etc. etc. One thing is for sure, you have to be rather open-minded to judge this on its true value. The keyboard parts are nice and the combination of grunts and clean vocals are not new, but sound rather natural.
I need probably yet another month to listen to this record to give an even better judgement, but I haven't got the time for that. I give them the benefit of the doubt and the above mark for the time being.