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Their best - 96%

brogamyr, December 17th, 2008

This album quickly became my favorite of all time due to its sick and morbid content. Songs about serial killers and mass murderers, well written and executed, catchy and technical, is what this band makes, and they're fucking good in doing it.

Musically, you can hear influences from thrash metal, death metal, and grindcore.
The vocals fit the music very well, ranging from maniac shrieks, to high pitched screams, to harsh growling.

Take Zodiac for example. The track starts slow, and then progresses to Corporate Death growling the lines of one of the actual Zodiac letters, before roaming into the upbeat chorus that is reminiscent to songs from the 60's that will stay in your head and force you to sing along.

Like the previous album Gloom, most of the songs start with singing and then well thought-out instrumental parts. Best example for that is Vampire Of Düsseldorf, which in the end showcases the advanced skills of the members.

The production is excellent, but not too clean of course. The guitar sounds gritty and raw, and the bass is really audible and energetic. The drums are my favorite part of the band musically, because Dennis the Menace is one of the best drummers I've heard. The drumming has improved since Gloom, and focusing more on double bass then blastbeats.

If you are a fan of thrash metal, grindcore or death metal, you should pick it up. You won't have any regrets about it.