Extol is the fifth full-length studio album by the Norwegian Christian progressive death metal band Extol. Indie Recordings released the album on June 21, 2013 in Norway, Germany, and Austria, then on June 24 worldwide, and Facedown Records released the album for North America on June 25, 2013. In 2007, Extol went on hiatus after releasing its 2005 fourth album, The Blueprint Dives, then reformed as a trio in 2012 and announced that it had begun work on a new studio album. Consisting of prior Extol members David Husvik, Peter Espevoll, and Ole Børud, the band released a teaser video for the album on May 29, 2013. On April 22, 2013, the band released a single, "Open the Gates", for streaming on YouTube, followed by a music video for "A Gift Beyond Human Reach" on June 12, 2013. According to Husvik, "Extol was the album that was planned all the way, but never materialized. Partly due to changes in the line up, but also because of the band’s urge to always reach for something new. The album is the recap of 20 years of Extol-history, both musically and lyrically." The album debuted at No. 23 on the Billboard Top Christian Albums chart.