All Empires Fall is great for none of the reasons I initially got into Tombs. Gone are the eerie, droning doom ridden guitars over washed out pseudo lo-fi drums that made up Path of Totality. All Empires Fall embraces the trajectory away from post rock set by Savage Gold and that's totally fine.
This EP amplifies the blackened subtleties that were present in Tombs from the start. Deceiver is a straightforward black n roll ripper while 'V' wears the cloak of symphonic, melodic black metal with vocals akin to Celtic Frost and Type O Negative. Ultimately, this is a solid release, just not a release that feels like Tombs to me.