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Superb technical death metal - 80%

JTR4, April 25th, 2012

This album delivers a punishing taste of what technical death metal can be when it is done properly. Not only is this album crushing in its musical approach, but it also has a very ethereal sound to it thanks to the guitars on this album. The guitars on this album are often very similar to the soaring sounds from the technical death metal band, Decrepit Birth.

The vocals on this album are impressive considering how many technical death metal bands and vocalists sound alike. There is plenty of room to be mediocre in the technical death metal arena, but this band steers clear of that portion of the technical death metal world. Blastbeats galore and fast guitars are a good way to explain the overall sound of the album. The sheer speed and magnitude of the album might be a bit overpowering for some listeners, but there are some moments on the album where the music slows down for a slight reprieve.

The negative aspect of this album is that the songs sound similar to the point that the listener can barely tell which song he or she is listening to. Each song may have distinct soloing or drumming from time to time, but for the most part, the album is one big song. This aspect may bother some listeners, but it's not a huge drawback. Other than that, some songs might be longer than need be.

On the whole, this album provides some good technical death metal music and is a good listen if you enjoy the genre.