In a year that's seen dizzying new heights for metal as a whole, this is the pinnacle. The bombastic warpspeed drums and soaring guitars of 'Spiteful Universe', the furious black metal assault of 'Bound by Believers', all delivered with maniacal-cum-tragic desperation. The second half of the album is Cara Neir at their most adventurous and interesting. Replete with vocals(and lyrics) that could strip paint. This album is a fucking drug.