Album Rating: 3.5
The guitar work and drums here are very technically precise, and with the solos, each song is pretty much spot on as far as musical precision is concerned. However, whatever doesn't help the album at all is the annoyingly guttural vocals that pretty much splatter all over the music itself, and what is extremely problematic is the industrial usage which either opens or concludes a song. They just aren't that necessary. This certainly isn't their best album, but it still hits hard somewhere along the way.
Digging: The Gathering - Mandylion