Sound — 10
The sound on this album was varied, there was a mix of thrash, metal and punk, with Phil's signature growls and grunts the song's on this album would please any Phil fans. The Begining and middle of most of the songs were lightening fast then towards then endings they slowed the music down and went into a slugging metal riff.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics were typical of Phil's songwriting basically they would say f--k you to everything. Anselmo's lyrics are very meaning full and the music goes extremely well with them. The music is very fast and harsh and the lyrics fall into place very well but when the slow heavy parts come the lyrics are not always perfect for the music. Phil's screams are as great as always and even though he doesn't sing cleanly on the album he still kicks ass.
Overall Impression — 10
The band got their name from a Darkthrone song and the album was released in 2003, a year before, their first album Use Once And Destroy which did not disappoint, but that's a different review. Compared to any Pantera album's this album was nowhere near as good as any of them. The most incredible song on the album, in my opinion, was either The Knife Rises because of the intro riff and the faster parts that keep popping up or Waiting For The Turning Point because the song worked very well with the lyrics and the tempo (speed) it's played. If I lost this album I would buy a new one straight away. For any devoted Anselmo fans this album is for you but if you're looking for a Pantera sound don't get your hopes up.