That Within Blood Ill-Tempered is a solid follow-up to the band's debut album. It is just as refined, calculating, and overall visceral as its predecessor, yet it also acquires a newer sense of unity due to Geert van der Velde's contributions as the release's vocalist. Call Shai Hulud a bunch of condescending musicians if you will, but frankly, they're one of the few metalcore groups capable of getting away with that.
"I hate everyone because everyone hates me" might as well be blatantly expressed in every song. This extremely inconsistent metalcore offering presents oddly-metered music that become too hard to follow and disgustingly misanthropic lyrics (although, Shai Hulud would convince you that these morals are "positive"). There are a few good tracks, but the immaturely angry lyrics and over-layered vocals just rub the ears the wrong way. Grossly overrated.