I personally was highly anticipated for this albums release, and I would like to share my view. My final Verdict is that for KSE i'm quite disappointed.
The Album has 3 songs that will stand out for Fans of KSE, which include - "Starting Over", "Reckoning" and "A light in a Darkened World". these songs are very well done and show that KSE are capable of making a solid album.
But the Album isn't up to the KSE standard in my personally opinion, one thing I noticed is that Howard (The Lead Singer) sounds alot different from his previous 2 albums, and for some (like myself) it will be off putting, the vocals also seem to feel forced at times. The vocals are also alot more melodic than previous iterations, the Guitars are also lighter and more melodic throughout most of the songs.
If you feel you will be able too adjust to KSE's lighter Style then see if you can Preview the Album before purchasing it. If you are new to KSE i would Highly recommend either "The End of Heartache" or "As Daylight Dies".