So, after probably the worst album
in Death's career, they have taken enough time off (two years)
before releasing this one. And it is a very rapid change from
the previous one, leaving many of the fans really puzzled.
Chuck has once more changed his vocals to more screaming and thus
getting them to what they will sound like three years later at
a steady and slow pace. His singing isn't very convincing and
could be easily be labeled as rather ordinary thrash singing,
because of his voice lacking the personal touch of the man performing
Not only vocals but music has had a change. This is probably the
lightest of all Death albums with some acoustic guitar interludes,
slower song tempo and loads of solos, of course, the trademark
of Chuck Schuldiner. There could be heard the typical Death bass
from time to time on some songs, as well.
In fact there is not much to say,
this is another Death album, played in their style with the only
change in sound being heaviness. It is not bad, on the contrary
it is a great sequel to "Human", it is just that I don't
feel like writing "Empty Words". Because this album
is a good introduction to the follow-up, which is the pinaccle
of Death's career. This one, however, fades before "The Sound
Of The Perseverance" and I can't help not mentioning it,
despite this not being the right place for it.