I feel I have reached a sort of close mindedness in my current music listening juncture that leads me to listen to certain types of music (post-metal being an example) for the first time on conjecture if the songs don't exceed a certain length. So that aspect about this album worries me too.
Nevertheless, this band brings something new to the table with each and every record. It will smash in faces and - hopefully - include a little bit of that sweet spirituality Empros did. Despite song length, I'm confident it will still be one of the top releases of the year.