At long last, Thrash/Death Metal delivers one of its finest statements, a record that combines the vicious anger of past Death Metal-albums with a searing musicality. This kinda reminds me of DARKANE, both these top flight-bands now should be a forefront of extreme Metal, carrying it strongly into the new millennium.
This band kicks some royal ass with near genius riffery, blackened melody, and one of the greatest drumming performances I have ever heard. Drummer Chris Adler is a god, whose edgy and unique drumming has to be heard to be believed. He does things with these drums you could never imagine (Holy shit, this guy must get some workout during each show). Vocals are totally Death Metal, lots of barking and only a few moments of words you can actually decipher. But this fits the sound perfectly, because this is not some album you put on to impress the girlfriend.
The band discovering the chaotic energy of power groove, mixing with the very best fast stuff (plenty of blastbeats) and slowing it down on occasion to mid-pace-brainbusters. The energy-level of this band is so far beyond what most people want to get close to, you gotta ask yourself, "Are you ready for the punishment?"
USA's LAMB OF GOD will be walking tall after this record, showing you that they might just be the heaviest band of this miserable earth. Excuse me while I go and listen to this CD one more time.