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Of its creative timeline, he continues: "We were kind of starting with a fresh slate. [The Battle at Garden's Gate] was, in conversation, an album we wanted to make in the beginning. But… I don't think we would think that that would work as well initially, as it would now after having some kind of ongoing narrative or relationship with all of these people around the world after all of our travels."
When asked recently by Kerrang! to compare The Battle At Garden’s Gate to Greta's prior material, Josh pondered, "I think there has most certainly been change, but it’s very hard for me to have a great deal of perspective on it. Being at the heart of the process it’s tough to stand back and look at it. Have we evolved? Most certainly. We evolve as people every day and we’re constantly trying to push and challenge ourselves. That means not just musically, but philosophically and spiritually."