I got the CD in the mail today, and after one spin I am baffled and impressed. They've basically gone completely fusion, with asian folk music and classical serving a huge portion of the sound, and also ambient soundscapes. There are not many bursts of metal in total, I think maybe on three or four songs. So don't go in expecting another tech death album.
I like it. It's unique, it's cohesive, it drew me in. I'm worried they're gonna alienate their metal fans and not get any publicity outside of metal blogs. I think this is some top notch avant-garde that deserves some visibility. If I have one complaint it's that the first song does nothing and is too long of an intro.
Let me know what you think of this.