This band is amazing!!! From Your Grave is their Metal Blade Records debut, but they have been huge in the Tampa Bay Area for quite sometime now. With this release they set the standard on how melodic death should be. They combine so many different elements of the great bands that helped define the genre. The guitar melodies remind me of old In Flames i.e. Jester Race and Colony. While the vocals have that old At The Gates feel to them. But this does not mean the are simply imitating these other bands. They definitely have their own style, and adding their flavor with the best elements of the Gothenburg sound, make this cd pretty close to a Masterpiece! There are no happy sing-a-long choruses here... This is straight up brutal metal. It is really refreshing to hear something like this, when it seems like all the other bands with the exception of Dark Tranquillity, are all softening up. So if you are into old In Flames, Soilwork, At The Gates, Arch Enemy, and Dark Tranquillity definitely go out and pick this cd up! The Absence are going to be the next big thing!!!