Sound — 8
Daath's new self titled album is a step forward from their last. This progressive/grove metal band has created a more heavy and technical album which will please any progressive and groove metal fans. With Kevin Talley (ex Dying Fetus, ex Misery Index) on drums, the drumming is great and a step up from the previous album. Emil Wrestler still has his jazzy gypsy solos which add a nice element to Daath.
Lyrics — 7
Being a guitar player, I tend to listen to the instruments more than the vocalist. The vocalist Sean Zatorsky has a vocal style that ranges from high to low and compliments the album nicely. The lyrics range from anything from death, sickness to politics and add nicely to the arrangement of instruments.
Overall Impression — 8
This album is a step up from their previous albums in terms of technicality and heaviness. Incestuous Amplification is a great song to start off the album with it's heaviness and groovy solos. Arch Misanthrope is a great song off the album because of it's experimental qualities and unique lengthy jazzy solo. A Cold Devotion is also great with its technicality and excellent solo. Terminal Now is also really experimental and eerie sounding. Daath previous two albums had songs that were bland generic and boring but they seemed to dodge that this time by creating a wonderful album filled with experimental progressive riffs.