Brutal, technical, yet somehow silky smooth, this is one of the best melodic death albums I've ever heard. Everything here it tight (the drumming in particular is some of the best in the genre) but what really stands out is the songwriting. The flow and progression of each song is intelligent (and, dare I say, "fun", especially with some of the awesome soloing) without being pretentious, cheesy, or overwrought. Each transition feels natural and meaningful and as such, every song ends up interesting and enormously replayable and this is what really makes the album so good. Nothing is ever boring or repetitive; there is a similar feel to all the songs, and the sonic elements remain pretty much the same, but this only serves to strengthen the effect of the dynamic (and decidedly ardent) musicianship. This is an album you can play any track from randomly, or spin beginning to end and always come out satisfied, and though it may not be particularly innovative or hugely original (though it is somewhat both) it is so consistently good that though the term "flawless" is too strong, you would be hard pressed to highlight a weak spot. If you're looking for melo-death and haven been disappointed by the samy-ness of the genre as of late, this will put a big fat metal-tastic smile on your face.