The six tracks on this release are to the point in terms of titles and track length; titles such as "Axe to Grind" and "Trigger Warning" are easy to remember, whereas the final track "Once the Sea Has Been Silenced" has enough intrigue to make someone listen to the end, all the way through the melodic conclusion. The band has ensured through songwriting that each track is distinguishable enough to remember, and the 3 to 5 minute length is perfect to keep listeners engaged while also allowing us to enjoy each song.
This Canadian band incorporates key elements of death metal, grindcore, and deathcore into its music. Both guitarists are on point and they and the drummer compliment each other. The bass is audible, but not so much that it seems as though the bassist bribed the audio engineer. The vocals are brutal enough to excite yours truly, yet varied enough in style and guttural level that it keeps things interesting. Additional vocals are provided by the lead guitarist, according to the band's Facebook, and I particularly like it when I band that records dual grunts and screams can actually pull it off live; such a notion bothers me ever so slightly about bands such as Deicide (incidentally one of my favorites), as they cannot/don't bother to utilize the dual vocal lines from their albums in their live shows.
My rating: 9.5/10