The riffs are highly original and just plain brutal, but the vocals augment the music perfectly. The production quality, mixing, originality, atmosphere, aggression with utmost intensity-it's just all there. Nothing bad to say about this album, only respecting true melodic death metal and hoping that fans of this genre feel the same way about this release. It's one that stands on it's own in one of metal's melodic death metal hall of fame (if there was one). Faults are absent as the guitars are in unison with chunky riffing that just owns you. The whole experience of this album has you encompassed with revarity.
Musically speaking, the guitars are just loud, heavy, melodic, tremolo picked frenzies, gallops galore, and leads that shriek. The production is a bit raw, but like I said, it is well mixed with everything fitting together reigning this world in infiry intensity. There is a track on here without having an alore of riffing that just stays in your brain. The lead guitar work is a little bit absent, but not entirely. There are some outputs of fast tremolo picked frenzies in that department accompanied by heavy use of the whammy bar. The riffs are the main focal points here which is what I think that ATG wanted to stick with making the album most memorable by way of it's euphoric impact on the metal world.
Tracks that stand out to me the most if you're eager and haven't gotten this album by now are "Blinded By Fear", "Suicide Nation" and "World of Lies." However, the whole album is noteworthy and full of innovation. The riffs are done like no other release that I know of being into metal for almost 25 years now (my interest that is). Listen to the songs that I mentioned and if you're not convinced that there was a huge impact on the metal world when this came out. It's simply just amazing guitar work and metal music that you have heard like no other. Get it if you haven't already because it's just an onslaught of empowerment!