This album is one of my favorites of 2016. I knew nothing about the band and then came across a track online and I instantly fell in love. There's heavy riffing, epic guitar solos and the ethereal vocals really bring everything together. This album takes you to a far off land where metal can still affect you emotionally and matter so much. If you care at all about where metal truly comes from and where you think it should go, do yourself a favor and buy The Armor of Ire.