Sound — 9
Probably one of the most brutal sounding records to take over metal in general this year. The production quality is outstanding. To kick it all off the guitar tones are just beautifully evil. The bass tones bring every song to a pulverizing powerhouse that makes this record so powerful. Last but never the least, the drums make all hell break loose with a crazy energy that will pump you up and make you throwdown. With many influences ranging from genres of Old and New school Death Metal and some Hardcore, this record makes a whole new meaning to the term Heavy.
Lyrics — 7
These lyrics are intense, literal, and impacting with a fist full of fire. The lyrics are really full of volatile misanthropy and feelings against politics and religion. The skills that this frontman brings is something that makes you feel the anger and hate pouring out like a raging lahar at the foot of the volcano itself.
Overall Impression — 8
Standing in the genre of deathcore this record stands out past bands like suicide silence and born of osiris because it seems like the standard deathcore record with over needed amounts of breakdowns. This record has a lot of death metal and tech death influenced melodies and leads. Songs that really impressed me were New Age Holocaust and Purification of the Population because of the intensity throughout the song, and the fact that there is not a lot of repitition. I would buy this CD if I had lost it because of how powerful this record sounds.