This record rules. Might be the best metal album of 2008. I hope Bison don't get annoyed about being compared to Mastodon all the time, but it is true. This record sounds kinda like the record that Mastodon might have made after Remission if they hadn't delivered the incredible Leviathan.Definitely pick this up. If you liked the recent Disfear and Toxic Holocaust records, you'll really like this. If you were (like me) very disappointed with the 2nd Sword record this will make up for it. Do it!