Sound — 8
Perfect piece of Thrash Metal, with a good production and improved sounds from the last album, Sepultura is in his primus with this CD. From the hollow acoustic intro of "Beneath The Remains", to the headcrusher riff of "Hungry", Sepultura shows their best arsenal. Killing riffs like you can hear from "Beneath The Remains" and "Stronger Than Hate", powerful solos like "Mass Hypnosis" and "Inner Self", and of course, Igor's excellent drumming in the whole album. Without a doubt, a masterpiece that every Metalhead should possess. Only flawless would be "Hungry" and "Slaves Of Pain", they are good and thrashing songs but I feel them like they're fillers, otherwise good album.
Lyrics — 9
Lyrically they improved from the previous album, Max's english is better and now they express their hate and anger better. Hate, Agony, Pain, Death, Sorrow, What else you can ask? Even if they're repetitive and worldwise used, Sepultura can take that and make it better, if possible. You can feel the might in Max's voice in the songs, better than the screaming teenager of "Morbid Visions".
Overall Impression — 10
As I said before, Sepultura took their career in a whole next level with this album. Is a good example of Thrash Metal at it finest, and maybe Death Metal in a way or another, but excellent nonetheless.