Possibly their best album in years. Trent really pulled it off on the production and it sounds fresh, different and cohesive.
The sound on this record reminds me of a more mature version of Hopeless Fountain Kingdom with some throwbacks of Badlands drenched into the mix but still sounding modern.
My only complaints on this record is the tracklist length and the abrupt ending on BISF. I wish it was 16-18 tracks rather than 13. My favorites are Bells in Santa Fe, Whispers, You asked for this, Honey, Ya’aburnee and 1121.
Overall a solid, well designed and texturized concept album.
Rating of the albums: BL > IICHLIWP > HFK > Manic