The build up and the level of variation are quite similar to their previous effort, which is a good thing. Furthermore, the three black metal tracks are excellent pieces of work, certainly suited for every fan of the vintage, grimm and atmospheric sound of the genre. In that, title track 'Bleak And Harrowing Journey' is a firm highlight in this band's career.
I think it's good that, in times when traditional black metal is often pushed away behind the whole post-scene, bands like Hokedun excel and come up with excellent releases. I can only recommend this album to all you old schoolers out there. It has the right atmosphere, the right sound and the right attitude. Check it out, you won't be disappointed.