Rhythmic patterns are the order of the day on all of these tracks. "Anti-Pattern" begins the album with a great drum-beat and the song soon drops into the usual guitar-led off-time approach. Nice guitars add layers to the chorus and then its into the albums first beat down.
"Of Fearful Men" - yeah, blast beats have landed. Cant help but think the vocalist spends too long in the screaming range here though. A superb build up to another beatdown, with some frantic guitar-tapping will have the ATB fans feeling happy. There's also the first solo of the album (which are consistantly excellent). The song closes with another beatdown, which has a lovely rhythm and nice vocals / guitar harmony appraoch.
"Pennyweight" - still not convinced on the guitar tone here. Nice riffs, key changes are well done. This gets very djent, and there are some more beautiful guitar layers here too. Another cracking beatdown into one of the best solos on this disc. The reworked beatdown closing the song is great too.
"Disconnect" has a real hardcore / metalcore influence to it once it kicks in. The chorus is great, with nice guitars again and ANOTHER great beatdown. The out-section is stunning - deserves many plays.
"Nine Summers" has a brilliant hook from the start and is a personal favorite. More excellent solo and dual-guitars here carry the song through to its key solo at 3:20. You will want to hear this a few times, its very good.
"Virga" could be lifted in parts from Rareform. Frantic, fast, aggresive, tonnes of changes and rhythms to get stuck into, and features their old vocalist too. More beatdowns towards the end shouldn't be missed!
"Neo Seoul" has a gorgeous intro and is a djent dream. Its a shame the vocalist cant sing here, cos the harsh vocals spoil this somewhat. Someone call Devin...
"Parise" sound like it could have been heavily unfluenced by Periphery, and has a belting set of riffs and harmonics in there. More layered guitars and solos too.
"A Wolf Amongst Ravens" is a bad ender. A really simplistic djent riff, and that nasty tone again. Great rhythms in here in places, but they are subdued and spoilt by the rest of the song! Nice solo.