Corey Beaulieu und Matt Heafy äußerten sich über das kommende Album in einem Interview folgendermaßen:
"We want to capture the best ingredients of everything we've done," Beaulieu said. "Each song has a little bit of everything, going between something heavy and then melodic, and then back to something heavy. So it has a really interesting balance. On 'The Crusade', Matt did almost all singing, so this time we're bringing back some of the screaming that's on 'Ascendancy'."
"I'm also trying new things vocally," Heafy added. "Live, I've been able to really push the high vocal part of my range in the style of Rob Halford. So maybe I'll put some of that on the album."