There is a blend of various styles on this release that really appeals to me. Metal can be addled with the rehashing of cliches and tropes so this release is refreshing indeed. The album is accessible without pandering to the listener. Guitars are tight and creative, the bass isn't forgotten in the mix and the drums work is tasteful. The riffs are excellent and the occasional groove surfaces unexpectedly. There is no filler to be found on this album and the songwriting is top notch. This is a must own for any metal or hard rock enthusiast.