Ignore any negative reviews you’ve seen on this album, I can assure you that it is CRUSHING, with a stellar production job and memorable riffs coming at you from all angles. It’s not a massive leap forward for the genre (or the band, for that matter), but no band should be expected to reinvent the wheel with every release, especially not the one in question. Pestilence’s contribution to technical death metal is already insurmountable - what were you expecting from their reunion? What you have here is not Spheres. Expect a tight, unfussy collection of pummeling riffs (often rivalling some of the biggest names in the brutal death metal scene in terms of their impact) with a few slightly more progressive flurries here and there, packed into a little over half an hour. Sound good to you? Thought so.
This band is quickly becoming one of my favourites. This album is criminally underrated.