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Great debut, but lacks the depth of Remission - 80%

Smyrma, February 26th, 2003

This EP is really good. The songs are complex, heavy-as-hell compositions that are really great as stand-alone tracks. The one problem I have with this is its lack of unity. The songs are composed of riffs and ideas the members wrote before joining the group and the finished product reflects that. Keep in mind the songs are still really good, and if you're not looking for a whole-album-experience, you'll love this. The track "Battle At Sea" is especially amazing, and it contains one of my favorite metal drum fills ever. Overall, the EP shows the tremendous potential of this band that they utilize on "Remission" and will hopefully continue to utilize on later albums.