I cannot say that every track was a tragedy in death metal or Morbid Angel for that matter, I just think that they've come back from a horrific previous release to a 50-60% stronger release but still not up to my standards when it comes to Morbid Angel. I think that they really are a thing of the past for me because when I first got this and listened to it I said to myself "what the heck?!" But after repeated listens to, I've come to like it a little more and more. But it still is in no way a comparison to the old days with the old lineup.
My thinking is that they should just drop the leads altogether I think that Trey just doesn't have it anymore, nothing like as good as on "Covenant", but still at least he's not overdoing it in that aspect. Production made the older albums seem more raw and this one seems like it's a little bit more together in terms of mixing. I'm usually pretty fussy when it comes to how an album will sound and how much energy the production and mixing will go. But it's solid on that end.
I like a lot of the riffs on here I thought they were well composed just not as original or catchy as the old Morbid Angel, but I don't think anything would compare to the late 80's early 90's era. They seemed to have it together with the guitar riffs that were just immaculate. This one is good sounding just not as catchy. I failed to go through the songs/lyrics because I wanted to report on how I thought about the riff writing and overall sound to the recording.
If you've not gotten this already, check it out on Spotify you'll find the whole album on there. But do the band a favor and purchase the album because it benefits the bands and record stores in general. It's definitely a quality type of album, but it just cannot reach my standards to as I've been saying about the Morbid Angel of the old era. They're making better music, and hopefully they'll stay around a while longer so that we can still enjoy some quality death metal.
Reviewed By Death8699 (firstname.lastname@example.org).