Just to note, I had totally forgotten to listen to that record (well, technically, I guess, those records) when it/they hit, but your post earlier in the Civ 6 thread reminded me to. GOOOOOD SHIT fam. :insert string of unintelligible emojis:
Furthermore, it also reminded me of the fact that I fucking love Epicloud, which is probably still my favorite Townsend record of all. Holy shit, from that Baptist-choir-esque opener through the final glimmers of sound at the end of the record, it's just perfect. Hnnnghhh.
Still, when I need my proper wall-of-sound metal, I tend to go with Alcest or Primordial, depending how, well, angry I am at the moment.