Sound — 7
Overall, they have a normal dealth metal sound. Mabey even thrash in some parts, but I wouldn't concider them thrash. Really, they don't have all that much going for them. The first song Enemy Within has a catchy intro after the minute of piano, but kind of goes down hill from there. But still not have bad. If you like anti-Cristian band, there one that knows how to sing anti with just coming out with it. We've seen a couple metal bands now with women as lead singers, and so far I recomend this one over all the others. Not half bad intrumentals, and hard but not annoying vocals, it's not a bad listen if you like the type of music.
Lyrics — 7
As I mentioned before, promonently a anti-Cristian lyric base, but not bailtent about it. In fact, its more twisted religious than anti-Cristian, but still has Cristian ties. Angela Gossow does a good job in the singing area. Its in your face, deep, and growly, not this screming crap like we see so mush of today. At the same time, it still has lyrics that you can think about and get more than what lies on the srface, like what you get with others like Lamb Of God.
Overall Impression — 7
If I was walking though a music store devoted to metal, they wouldn't be my first choise. But in the long run, they can play and sing better than some of the more main-stream metat out there today. I like the vocalist's growly voice and the guitar isn't that special, but not stupitly repeative. The whole twisted religous aspect of the lyrics can get a little old, but thats a matter of yout mind. I wouldn't replace the CD right away in case of theft and or loseage, but I would eventually replcae it.