Where does Chuck find these people? Another entirely new line
up and the musicians are just as, if not more amazing than previously.
Richard Christy, does an outstanding job, and admirably fills
Gene Hoglan's shoes from the prior two albums bashing the skins
(and anything else in sight). The production is phenomenal, my
hat goes off to Jim Morris once again. You can hear each instrument
clearly, the guitar is heavy, and melodic, Chuck's sharp growls
stick out nicely over everything else. The bass drum pounds throughout,
each cymbal note come through nice and crisp. Musically Death
continues in the direction in which they had on Symbolic, which
I highly commend them for, very heavy, progressive and technical.
The lyrics are their best yet too, the album title says it all,
it goes against all of the negativity in the world, and I love
it. In the end its very comparable to Symbolic, except its predecessor
seems to flat out rock a little more the riffs and songs are a
little better overall, but these are excellent here. Nothing short
"Scavenger of Human Sorrow" starts with an onslaught
of drums before busting into a thick and mean rhythm guitar part,
the drum fills throughout this song are excellent. "Bite
the Pain" is another cool tune, seems to suffer slightly
from lack of flow though. "Spirit Chrusher" is a little
more doomy in places, and just rocks out in others. "Story
to Tell" is a more melodic tune, with some cool lead guitar
parts. "Flesh and the Power it Holds" is probably the
best song on the album, great lyrics, awesome drum beats, some
cool leads and riffs. "Voice of the Soul" is a very
soothing acoustic piece, with some nice strumming. "To Forgive
is to Suffer" contains a good chunk of melody and aggression.
"A Moment of Clarity" is another excellent song. "Painkiller"
is a killer version of the Judas Priest classic. I can't think
of a reason not to own this.