|The two lead singles initially had me fearing the worst for this album. Nepenthe was ok, but The Stranger had |
reached a new level of boring drivel. Fortunately, these two tracks do not speak for the entire album. 'Weeping
Relic' is by far the best track the band has written, a fucking slaying, banging, raging, d-beat-ridden riffest
with fantastic soloing and melodic, traditional heavy metal-inspired sequences, and my death metal SOTY.
Nothing else here quite lives up to that track, but the wide range of influences being employed throughout
keep it interesting, and the vocals are better than ever. Fucking beastly vocal performance.