Hellbound is full of fury, technical ability, huge slams, blast beats, crushing riffs, and boundless energy.
The album's opener is a great start. Haunting, end-of-the-world lyrics thrown-up over distorted guitars. When the song kicks, blast beats send us into a spiral, with layered guitars deliverying atmosphere until the synopated drums / riff drive the song along.
Still We Destroy has more great words, delivered with superb violence and a pounding kick-drum based riff. Its worth mentioning here that the lyrics are great - worth checking out and reading, because they are more intelligent than most death metal bands of late.
Thank You Budd Dwyer - complex beats, slam riffs, more technical wizardry on the drums. A definate mosh-pit song.
Do You See Him - pure evil. Everything here conjours up imagery in the head of a foul existance. A genuinely frightening song.
Tremors - a different song, more clever atmospherics. And it is BRUTAL when it kicks in. And the out-tro is another TAIM-esque beatdown with excellent flow and layers.
Dead In The Dirt - another one for the lyric fans here. Manic from the word go, this song utilises changes in tempo, styles, riff lengths and transitions to take you on a journey, with sheer hatred at its heart. "So bury me in the back of the forest, down in the mud, i'll find my peace". And that dropping chromatic riff...
From here to the end the rest is good, honest moderns death metal but the songs stop becoming mentionable in their own merit. Each has great moments, but this is an album which, in my opinion, should have been reordered to slip some of the end tracks in earlier, to separate the best songs across the whole offering.
But be warned, this album does not let up. If you go to war, put this on in the background. Once it finishes, your speakers almost take a breath.