I gave it a shot and... I don't know what to think. For me, it misses a certain factor X, you know, when you listen the album and then at some point it 'clicks' with you. Resist and I didn't 'clicked' and I doubt we will.
It has some beautiful lyrics, but not even beautiful lyrics can save a song with not-so-good (at best) music, sometimes.
I listened it and my interest slowly faded. I just couldn't concentrate and couldn't simply get "in" the album.
The only song I really liked is Firelight (what an irony, eh? The song that was written originally for My Indigo is the song I like the most) and to some extent I liked Raise Your Banner and The Reckoning.
The rest, let's just say I'm not impressed. I just kept listening and wondered: when this will end?
Song after song I've had a deja vu feeling, it's like the same song was repeated over and over with some variations here and there.
It's an album I listened two times and that's it. It's not an album I'd listen over and over again.
As a whole, imo, it's simply doesn't work and isn't cohesive. I just don't feel connection between songs.
I'm so sorry, actually. A big dissapointment.
Hydra was one of my favorite albums in 2014 but this one is like 'okay, I listened it, let's move on - on something else'.