New Testament is good. I admit I haven't taken to it as much as I had hoped (at least yet...could grow on me) but it's more that it's solid throughout, rather than having like 3 or 4 songs I think are absolutely killer, then 7 others that are ok like I sort of felt with the last album.
Definitely happy with it though. That said, if you don't buy the deluxe version I feel you're getting a little short-changed...9 tracks and it's not like most of them are these big Type O Negative length epics or anything. Deluxe version has the 9 tracks + 3 covers (Queen's Dragon Attack, Maiden's Powerslave, and Scorpions' Animal Magnetism) plus an extended version of one of the songs elsewhere on the album. Deluxe edition comes with a bonus DVD as well.
I am really excited for Epicloud because it's supposed to be a big poppy like metal album. I want to see what he does to this genre.
Yeah. Honestly SYL is actually probably my least favorite stuff he's done (not that I dislike it, but it's at the bottom of the list for me). DTP in general has been a revelation for me. Ki is one of the few albums I'm comfortable at least considering to be my favorite album ever.
Super pumped for Epicloud. Seems like Addicted on steroids. Even poppier & on a grander scale.