Kicking the album off with the grand orchestral piece "Seafarer's Dream" definitely makes an impression, though overall Thalassic scales back a little on such instrumentation. The likes of "Rum, Women, Victory" and "Run From The Crushing Tide" are certainly full on metal, but these sit comfortably alongside the jaunty "Midsummer Magic" and triumphant "Andromeda". The band were helped in realizing these tracks by the addition of new keyboard player/lead clean vocalist Pekka Montin who "really raised the new songs to another level" while Mikko P. Mustonen once again presided over the orchestrations and violin virtuoso Lassi Logren recorded folk instruments on a few tracks. Thalassic was recorded and produced in Petrax and Sonic Pump studios by Janne Joutsenniemi, who was involved on their albums Victory Songs (2007) and From Afar (2009). Gyula Havanchak handled the artwork and once again raised the Ensiferum standard, creating something that vividly reflects the songs, and indeed the theme running through them.