I kinda stopped listening to new stuff MaSu put out around A View From the End of the World. Didn't even gave Rise of a Digital Nation a good listen, and kinda decided that the new "Hero" was a good place to stop following the band completely (since the first "Hero" I heard in Jets'n'Guns ten years ago was the song that got me into the band in the first place).
But I came back, mostly for the story behind the album. I'm not sure if I like the music itself, but I said exactly the same thing in 2010, when AVFtEotW was coming out, and then I gradually fell in love with it.
Anyway, MaSu signed a record deal with Spinefarm Records for five albums, right? That means Phantom Shadow is their second-to-last one covered by that deal. I wonder what the next one will be like, but it's unlikely to be as grandiose as PS. I also wonder what happens next. Hopefully a new batch of promo songs, like the good old times, while Robert tries to publish his story in the form of an anime/feature-length movie. IMO those songs were the best, and not because of being free, either. I have always liked those the most, ever since the times of Deus Ex Machinae.