Sound — 10
Unlike anything I've ever heard before. these guys have really really pushed themselves on this cd, and genre wise it's incredibly hard to label. if I had to put this CD into a genre I'd say it would be something like deathmetal inspired progressive metalcore/gothic rock. and believe it or not, it has to be one of the best cds I've ever bought.
Lyrics — 10
BTA's vocalist has one amazing set of pipes, he can reach unbelievable highs, lows and everything in between. for the most part it's a deep growl but he does have an incredible range. as far as lyrics, if you don't like being preached at you wont like their lyrics. their lyrics aren't as bold as their first two albums but they're definetly a christian band and they let you know what they believe.
Overall Impression — 10
This CD is a major step forward for BTA, and way better then anything else they've put out so far. the instrumental aren't as monotonus as they were in their terminate damnation album, and the horrible horrible singing that ruined the second CD in my opinion, is almost completely gone from this CD you only have to endure it for about 10 seconds on mountain of souls. The only bad thing I can say about this CD is that in one or two songs the instrumentals can get a little boring I mean they're all really really great but they do kind of overdo it in parts.