Sound — 7
At a first listen, you may feel that sanctity are nothing new, nothing special. But after listening to this album a few times, it grows! providing an easy listening album. However at some points there are some clear indications as to Sanctitys main influences are. For example, in the track "Seconds" the intro riff sounds like a carbon-copy of AX7's Unholy Confessions, and the "Zeppo" intro riff is just a variation of Master Of Puppets. but, if Trivium can get away with it, why can't Sanctity? An Interesting variation in the album is the use of a piano in the song "Brotherhood of Destruction."
Lyrics — 7
A General impression of the lyrics here is that these are your typical metal lyrics, with talks of violence, pain and suffering, at some points you could argue that these are "cheese metal" lyrics, but these are hid by the blasting guitar riffs. An interesting song subject si in the 1st track "Beneath The Machine", where it describes getting a tattoo?
Overall Impression — 8
Sancitys debut effort Road To Bloodshed provides easy-metal-listening. It doesn't exactly leave parts fo their songs stuck in your head, apart from some of the lyrics for the chorus's (See 'Beneath The Machine' and 'Zeppo') worth buying, don't get too hyped up about this band in the future I see this band being hudge!