In general, The Great Mass' sound shouldn't be all that impressive given what the Greek symphonic death metal band had to work with when going into its conception - their choir and orchestra - so, yes, it's certainly grandiose to say the least. However, they could have done much more with this thing. Base songwriting has improved, too; and the harsh vocals of Seth Antoniou are just as potent as ever. The cleans, well - not so much. It's unfortunate that with each release Septic Flesh continue to downplay their death metal element, though, and The Great Mass is no exception either. Theatrical metal gets no better, and much, much worse, than this, though, but you might want to consider this year's Agony offering from Septic Flesh's Italian peers Fleshgod Apocalypse instead. The rumor is that that album is better anyway.