This is coming from someone who would have given their East EP a 4.5. Gaza seems to have traded in some of the best aspects of their sound, sans the drumming and ambient breaks, in order to sound more like their grind contemporaries Destroyer Destroyer and Architect, and it just sounds mediocre. The only songs i really enjoy on here completely are Calf and Gristle, which was just a rerecorded song off their EP (my least favorite, might I add). The lyrics are, however, still beyond awesome.
this album has it all
heavy riffs, technical sludgish drumming that
would make ben koller(converge) and Bill Ward(Black sabbath) proud, dark i mean darker than the devils a**hole, very creative epic ambient interludes, throaty(not your usual death growls) powerful vocals good stuff for the likes of coalesce, breather resist, Pig destroyer,even godspeed.