The main guitars here are chunky sounding, low tuning concentrated mostly on a more death metal output than anything else. So yeah, I like this album and it's a great comeback, but still my belief is that their older material was more classic. They didn't really progress, they kind of digressed. The drums aren't as intense as older albums, the leads not as sharp, still good music. A lot of tremolo picking and in some instances, as weird as it may sound, a tad bit of jazz style guitar before the intensity of the next riffs come into their own. Definitely an album that's for people into extreme metal. Older releases for me were easier to get into because they were so damn intense.
This album is as I say a great comeback album, is original in it's own way, recording quality really good and songs that are just brutal as all hell. I think that they really focused on the gore aspect, as you would expect something that say Cannibal Corpse would put out. Not Cryptopsy, but they did anyway, turned out to be a great recording, but still a "B" average, that would be because of the fact they rather explore different avenues of extreme music. A great listen to if you're needing something that just blasts you away, just don't expect something that's in the vein of extreme technical metal that they once were. They're still somewhat technical, but the bar chords and tremolo picking are varied.
I really like what they've done here, but nothing's as solid as 'Whisper Supremecy.' The reason is because the riffs are as I desribed, less technical, the vocals deeper with intensity, however, they weren't as intense as on older releases. They wanted something brutal which is what they got here, just don't expect overtly technicality, even though it's still a talented band. If they disbanded and wish no more to contribute to extreme metal, this is a good one to leave in its' trail. But for me, my favorite will always remain to be 'Whisper Supremacy.' Nothing tops it's extreme terror as that album. Still a solid comeback and brutal as all hell, justs not as technical.
Reviewed By Death8699 (firstname.lastname@example.org).