Arsis finally find that sweet spot of melody and technicality again. They also dropped the painfully cringe-worthy hooks and the cheesy 80's rip-off thrash riffs scatted all across Starve for the Devil, thank the lord. Easily their best release since A Diamond for Disease. Track picks: 'Six Coffins Wide,' 'Veil of Mourning Black,' 'A Tearful Haunt, Condemned'
A good display of technicality in the melodic vein but very average in the emotional connection department, which is always most important. You can play a million notes and move a rock or you can play one note and move mountains. A few good ideas here and there but ultimately anything emotionally worthy gets drowned out by unsatisfactory compositional techniques.