It is amazing that Roger Patterson wrote most of the riffs to this album. It is further proof that in a lot of cases the bass player can be the most important person in the band. The album drifts a little bit towards the end but it is a solid 4.0-4.1
Atheist manage to capture some of the best elements of thrash and raw aggression while maintaining clear focus in producing a solid album. Although very technical in nature, the album still makes sense and has enough variation and melody to keep any music fan interested. A very important and at times overlooked gem of the genre.