Mesarthim always surprises me.
I'm impressed at how they manage to make music that sounds fresh while still sounding unmistakably like them; fast but melodious, grand and simultaneously compact, a journey across the universe that's both lonely and lively. I was hoping for a follow up to Type III and The Great Filter's marathon dives into the cosmos, and they delivered in spades.
Mesarthim have solidified themselves as my #1 band - awesome theme, perfect length and amazing consistency. Buy it.