The Fall of Troy have made up for everything that was wrong with Manipulator. The Mulkiteo, WA trio are back with the Phantom on the Horizon, a five-track EP revolving around a story that his been brewing in the band’s mind for many years. This effort is different from anything the band has done before — rather than release a mini-collection of individual songs, Phantom on the Horizon is more like one “flowing” song divided into multiple tracks. I use the word “flowing” hesitantly because, if you’re at all familiar with the band, you know they’re not fans of traditional song structures. From “Chapter I: Introverting Dimensions” to “Chapter V: The Walls Bled Lust,” the EP traverses multiple moods and playing styles, ranging from the band’s traditional balls-to-the-wall prog-rock to more synthetic, effects-laden interludes. All the while, the Fall of Troy has managed to release a magnificent opus that can only truly be appreciated by listening to it all the way through. Phantom on the Horizon is one of the band’s finest releases and proof that they haven’t lost their touch.