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Let me say first: I really didn't like Resurrection Through Carnage all that much. It was pretty good, really it was, but it seemed sort of unfinished to me. There was good playing, work put into it, but the songs themselves didn't seem like they were constructed as well as they could have been.
This fixed that.
What with having so many well-known musicians, Bloodbath are a death metal 'supergroup' of sorts, and they seem to be hitting their stride about here. The songs seem to have a good deal more thought put into their construction. They're not tremendously complex, no, but they work better then the stuff on RTC, really. The songs still often revolve around a chorus, but it's better done arranging it so it doesn't sound.. contrived.
The riffwriting is more or less similar to RTC. Solid, sometimes thrashy death metal riffing. Good stuff, but not much to say about it.
The rest of their sound also tightens up a good deal. The production is a bit clearer and the guitar tone is switched for a more powerful one that doesn't make that god-awful noise when it's palm-muted..
Peter's vocals, too, work pretty well, perhaps better then Herr Akerfeldt's. His performance here is one of his best yet.. deep growls, ungodly shrieks - this is Peter, you all know what he sounds like.
Overall, an improvement and a very solid work by Bloodbath. Recommended.