I can see why. Alkaloid are now coming into their own sound and style. Some people think of them as a tech death band like Obscura because of the 2 "leftover' Obscura songs that were put in Malkuth Grimoire. Hannes has said in interviews before that they were going to be a different band than Obscura and has after stated on his Facebook account multiple times that there weren't going to be any of the Obscura songs on the new one even though they still have that Imaginative Soul one recorded. I also read he had wished in hindsight that he'd put those songs on his solo record as he didn't want Alkaloid to be associated with the Obscura sound because they have a certain sound formula and blueprint that he doesn't want in Alkaloid and they've deliberately and aggressively shied away from those elements this time. I feel so far they've succeeded spectacularly as they seem to shed the people who only like their Obscura sounding moments and gain lots of fans who like progressive music but not tech death. And they confuse a lot of people because there really are no acts who sound like them. This Obscura song is more of the same that they've always done with the exception of the terrible transition into the heavy riff at 2:57. That has just got to be the worst shoehorn job I've heard in recent times to get to a different part. The rest of the song sounds sterile, unaggressive and uninspired. Almost as clinical as that last ne obliviscaris record which was, no joke, the biggest letdown of 2017 for me and the main reason for me to cancel my patreon subscription with them.