Unnecessarily bloated play-length, devoid of any kind of originality or songwriting, and 'progressive' sections ripped straight from Fates Warning; so basically everything that's wrong with modern tech death.
Omnivium is pretty much an improvement on Cosmogenesis in every way. The production gives it a much more natural feel than their previous album - it's a more fluid, concentrated effort this time around, Recommended
Omnivium is a prime example of being great musicians not equating to a great album; combined by being hampered by a bad vocalist. Yes, he's the same from Cosmogenesis, but his shortcomings are highlighted even more on this album. He can't sing, he can't growl, and the vocoder-ed parts don't possess the light and airy quality they did on the aforementioned album.
If you love flashy instrumental playing and technicality out the ass, you'll love this. The consistency from song-to-song is too sub-par to warrant a higher rating, however.
Even more organic and with a more concise harmonic sense than its predecessor, Omnivium improves on an already great formula. It's not quite perfect but it's as rich and interesting as modern death metal gets.
Album has so much noodling, which is not necessarily a bad thing. instrumentals are this bands forte; instrumental from cosmogenesis was best song, and the 2 instrumentals from this are by far the best tracks. overall excellent album after 3-4 listens through