Sound — 9
This is probably God Forbid's best album yet. God Forbid forges the gritting, teeth-baring bile of American death metal together with the melodic overtones of the so-called "New Wave Of Swedish Death Metal" promulgated by bands like In Flames, Arch Enemy, and the late, lamented, and legendary At The Gates. Starting on track one you hear an acoustic intro with slight explosions in the background fading away leading up to the ditorted riff that really gets you pumped up. You can always tell the CD's outcome from the first song and GF hits it right off. The sound is heavy with a touch of a more metalcore atmosphere, you can also hear a influence of a little British metal in the riffs and solo. If you like hard hitting riffs and drums that can kick your ass this is your CD.
Lyrics — 10
I also have noticed a little more melody in the lyrics in this album, maybe influenced by Killswitch Engage, but the lyrics are meaningfull and well written. Vocalist Byron does an excellent job singing the ear bleeding lyrics with a deep and commanding voice, with ease and precision.
Overall Impression — 10
This is definetly a different sound in heavy metal today, you can automatically recongize there sound from other bands. The solos are great and technical. I love the apocalyptic atmosphere of the album, and general tone of the album. This is a definite buy, go get this album. And if you do check out "The Lonely Dead," Chains Of Humanity" and "The End Of The World." If stolen I would go get another copy 'cause this album is worth the $13.00.