Sound — 9
This album sounds great in terms of production and the music. The album is based around breakdowns but they do not just do triplets and such but have become more like Meshuggah in the way the breakdowns are more of a groove then a actual breakdown (Breeding Violence is a great example). They are not they best musicians but they do what they do pretty damn well, I was actually surprised by their skills at some parts but not an overwhelming amount, but music is not just about technique. To give an example of the album I will "BreakdowN" the song Breeding Violence. The beginning riff is a sick and pretty tech breakdown groove riff that builds up to the line "f--k THIS LIFE" and then the power of the music just grows with the vocals. The next part is kind slow and mediocre but only helps build up for the fast parts that come up after it. Fast part = blasts and some cool riffs before going to a breakdown and then a little solo and then its just some riffs repeated. Text can not really do the song justice but its the best song on the album.
Lyrics — 9
The lyrics fit the music and are delivered great. The only reason why I did not give it a 10 is because some lines are kind of dumb I think but that is just my opinion, but the deliver is f--king great. Bad line: IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE I HAVE REALIZED MY LOCATION, THE PLACE THEY CALL THE UNDERWORLD. Alright, its not that bad and its place in end of flesh is a highlight of the album, but the word location just make me think he is looking at a map with a compass and shit. It is a strong nine.
Overall Impression — 10
In this genre I haven't heard anything come close and I want to hate this band and all the hot topic fags but there is no denying that Whitechapel OWNS every one of their peers with this album. The only thing that would make it better is if they laid down some Necrophagist like solos but that's not their style. The cover would be better if it was hand drawn but that is a rare thing these days.