Takes a few listens to get into, but you can tell this a really focused album. Combines the slow, doomish style of Gateways with the speed and intensity of Altars seamlessly. But even if you're not into Morbid Angel's new style, at least give it a listen to just for Pete. He freakin' explodes on this album.
For a band that did such a good job and was so effective with their tone and production and that has a history of such exceptional riffs, this is really a letdown. Neither of those things are found here, only a dearth of interesting guitar lines and a an admittedly focused but weak sound for the strings. Flat and tepid, this album only showed hints of the band that created it.