Sybreed is one of my favorite band. I found in them many elements that i search when looking to a strong outfit. Sybreed is groovy, catchy, technical, great composers, fun and original.
For me God is an Automaton is a great album, but not their best work to date. The reason why is because their is songs on it that for me lack greatness and are too average. Songs that I highlight are: 1) Red Nova Ignition for it's structure, various tempo, it's deathmetal feel. 2) Into the Blackest Light for it's heavyness and blackmetal feel. 3) Hightech Vs. Lowlife because it's different from their catalog. 4) No Wisdom Brings Solace for it's catchy chorus. The other songs lack originality, fun and catchyness. The Line of Least Resistance is good but the chorus don't fit that much in the song even in the album. Destruction and Bliss have potential, start really well but got too long and boring from the middle. Posthuman Manifesto, Downfall inc. and A Radiant Daybreak are just ok.
Overall, Ben the signer is solid and add some black/death feel to it's growls that bring something new on this record. The production is good, but maybe with a little to much bass in the mix. Use of death/black vibes are welcome. On the other side, they could have use more variety in the guitar tone. Guitar riffs are not that much addictive or groovy as it were on their past releases (aka. Slave Desing). The album is too homogenous. But, hey! It's still good material from one of my fav band. I just hope that on teir next record they will create a masterpiece with just highlights tunes that will surprise me by bringing more new elements on the table without compromise the Sybreed recipe.