The Offering takes the band to the next level. Better songwriting, stellar performances, and such power sonically make this an easy contender for album of the year for me.
If you don’t know this band, check them out. They’re exceptionally talented musicians with excellent songs on top of that.
The riff-est in “Regeneration” is more prototypical of some of the Gothenburg metal bands and perhaps that fact reigns big on this song because the record was produced by Tomas Johansson at the world famous Panic Room Studios in Sweden, which have worked with bands like Scar Symmetry for instance.