This release falls into the category of Melodic Death. Anyone who knows that genre will already have 90% of the info necessary to decide on whether to check this out. Itís a good attempt at the style, however if you put ďThe Grand MachineryĒ on shuffle with a bunch of other Melodic Death releases, there would be no way in hell I could pick them out. There are occasional deviations from the blueprint, but not enough to make this stand out.
If you like this sub-genre (gimme AT THE GATES and Iím good), you will more than likely enjoy this, as I have definitely heard worse, but I canít really say much more than that about it. (Online January 27, 2006)