Jon mentioned this in the press release with information about the new album.Night Prowler said:I really liked Something Wicked story (though recording 2,5 albums about it wasn't a good idea). Btw. new album features two songs that are kinda like spin-offs to SW saga.
Night Prowler said:All songs on the album are based on dystopian literature/films, except for Dystopia and Tragedy & Triumph which are related to the Something Wicked saga.
Night Prowler said:If you ask me, metal albums are usually too long these days (excluding TFF ). 45 minutes is long enough IMO. And previous two IE albums are both about 45-50 minutes long if you exclude intros, interludes, outros and similar crap.
Forostar said:I don't see a big difference between these two themes. The title track also kind of shows this.
I wonder if it doesn't also mean Schaffer hasn't had much inspiration to come up with something bigger, for the last three albums.
I agree that I rather see a short and good album instead of a long one being less good (more weaker tracks).
However: once there was a time that he could deliver long and good.
A bit less paranoia would do him well.