Got my copy last week and I think it's fantastic. Not their best album by any stretch but probably my Album of the Year.
The first four minutes of the album had me. A wicked intro that just set the tone. I did find the first song to be a little more aggressive than I like from GY!BE. But whatever. The drone tracks are cool too. One thing I didn't like is that it didn't have a very powerful ending.
01/18 & 01/19 -- Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Neurosis (in Montreal)
02/08 -- Dark Tranquility
04/11 -- Black Sabbath