Overall, this is a very satisfying and effective reinvention of Chimaira. Many bands before have endured similar changes and have failed in trying to reinvent themselves. Such is not the case with Chimaira. Everything on Crown of Phantoms is vaguely familiar yet strangely different, and those unfamiliar with Chimaira's drastic changes might not even notice it was an entirely different band. Chimaira have once again defied death and proved that they are a resilient force, one that even when faced with death, will persevere and become even more powerful. Heavy lies the Crown of Phantoms.