to reumeren and funeralord: you guys should know pretty well that any record connected to doom needs many, many listenings to be fully understood.
this new draconian opus has many lights and many shadows as well, just like Turning Season Within. just note that i've listened to it i think more than 50 times and still can't get it completely.
now i'm not saying this is stuff as technical as dream theater or whatever. just to speak about draconian, it happened the same with all their albums, at least for me.
i think it's also a matter of what does one expect from it. for example, i don't find much sense in postludium comments: he/she says he/she doesn't like doom metal so ehr, it's pretty obvious he/she won't like draconian. yet it seems he/she likes them and likes a very doomy song like The Death of Hours.
moreover, i really disagree about the atmosphere thing: if i like something, i like it under the sun in the hawaii or in the deepest norwegian forest.
but please don't take it as an offense. i just don't find sense in what you say, postludium but you're entitled to do whatever you want of course! oh well, hope you understood.
i hope i'll be able to write my review tomorrow, then i'll link it here! [i'm saying that not because i think my review will have any importance of any kind but just because i should have done it days ago!]