Totally agree, and I think that is what makes GoV so good. It is nothing revolutionary, but it is that they just do it so well. I can hear so many influences in the band's music, and good ones, but they do it their own way and it comes across very genuine and original. I even wrote the band an e-mail thanking them for making good music. As I am picky when it comes to metal. Good metal, hell good music in any genre, seems like a constant process of finding the diamonds in a field of crap.
x2 on Iron Witch.
I have not listened to Pyramids, I will give it a good listen. It sounds like it challenges the traditional ear, and I like that.