The album definitely hearkens to the Norwegian black metal of the early 90s. Like I said, it's mostly black metal with a touch of death metal. The mix, tones, and tuning of the music are reminiscent of Mayhem, or for a more recent example, the Iraqi black metal band Seeds of Iblis. The death metal component is mostly in the vocals, but there is definitely that element in the sound, and it nods towards old school death metal more than the brutal Cannibal Corpse kind. In fact, the songs do remind me of Immolation as I listen to them.
On a side note, I'm curious to know what the full title of the sixth track "Cursed Blades Cast Upon the Slavescum of C..." is, as it isn't stated anywhere. In fact, long song titles put me off ever so slightly, and the last four tracks of this album have long titles, quite like the album title. I have nothing against the songs and the imagination of the songwriter(s), but long song titles are difficult as hell to remember and tend to open the door for bad jokes from fans (as one could see from the Youtube comments of Nile's music video for "Papyrus Containing the Spell to Protect its Possessor Against Attacks from He Who Is in the Water").
Overall rating from me is 7/10. I appreciate good music all in all, and this album displays good musicianship and songwriting. This is a must for black metal fans, and also good for Immolation fans