With Thrawsunblat's creative and diverse songwriting, the band manages to bring something new and fresh to the now overdone combination of Folk and Black metal. They can be raw and aggressive when they want to be ("We, the Torchbearers"), only to turn around with an extremely melodic and emotional track ("Wanderer on the Continent of Saplings").
Thrawsunblat's brand of nature-themed Blackened Folk Metal was, to me, nothing short of amazing. The album is well-composed and well-executed, playing to the feelings of the listener by means of skillful melodies and powerful, gripping composition. This album is definitely a winner, and has a good shot for our end of the year Best Albums of 2013 list.