carries a pretty gruff edge to it, a solid mix of black and death riffing that
ends up being quite listenable. Pacing throughout the album is rather strong.
The speed sections frequently carry some thunder from the back end which get the
blood pumping. More syncopated sections have cool, innovative grooves that
provide a nice change of pace. The harmonies and more experimental sections seem
novel enough as well.
I find myself drifting to the drum lines frequently throughout the album, as
there a decent amount of fills, in addition to many moments where they kind of
sweep everything else up and carry it along for the ride. The guitars carry a
very depressing tone to them, every so often delving deeper into more evil
sounding themes. The vocals are gruff and raspy. They aren't too bad, but often
they seem as though they are swallowed up by the musical elements.
In terms of songwriting, there are some bright spots here or there, but it never
really reaches upper echelon level stuff. Thus we kind of reach our limit with
what we are working with for this album. It ends up being a solid listen
throughout, but there really isn't anything that catches you as you're listening
to it. It's one of those albums you'll enjoy when it's on, but doesn't quite
have enough going for it that you feel compelled to pull it off the shelf and
listen to it.