2nd: love the unsettling contrast between the calm, almost recitative singing and the brutal, black metal-ish rhythm section.
1st listen: despite the common sound that pervade the record, each song has its own strong character. nofatclips
Great Death Metal album! My favorite from Morbid Angel (from the 80s and 90s, everything that came out next I haven't listened to yet). I really like the technical-instrumental side of the album. The instrumental compositions create a unique atmosphere, and the song "Disturbance in the Great Slumber" starts playing in my head when I think about this album. Morbid Angel is one of the best Death Metal bands? Trey Azagthoth-a genius? Yes of course! - my answer Milo Laihiala
I bought this based solely on the cover art. I like to do that sometimes. Man, what a stroke of luck that was. This is one of my absolute favorite BM albums so far. The piano solo at the end of track #2 is worth the price alone. There's a reoccurring melody line that weaves in and out. It gives this a great prog feel. Really love their fearlessness in song arrangements. For me, this is top 3 or 4 favorite BM of all time. knutepanhead