Runners-Up: (The War Within Us), (Times Have Changed EP.1), (Emergency), (Control), (Ad Astra Per Aspera).
Honorable Mentions: (Empty Hands And Heavy Hearts),
(Holding Onto Hope), (Songs In Secret).
Hope For The Dying’s Dissimulation is an epic Metal album that is excellent in every respect— from the vocals, to the lyrics, to the fantastic speedy Melodic guitarwork, to the perfect complementary use of piano, synths, and orchestration, to the targeted shifts in musical style at exactly the right points, to the way that every single track flows continuously from one into the next (even from the finale right back around to the beginning!), and more.
In all, this record is definitely worthy of both a full 5 & 1/2 Stars and Best Second Release!