This is a dark album, but unlike some of their earlier work, it has more conventional song structures and shorter songs which makes it a more commercial work. There's also no growling which means this album will be less scary to those of a nervous disposition. Still, it's dark. It will lower you down into a deep, dark hole, so make sure your rope is securely tied first! It's not just dark though, it's also very melodic and has a lot of dramatic flair. You can imagine the closing song, For My Fallen Angel, being used in a film soundtrack, and a lot of the other songs are also very evocative. Sex and death are prominent themes, as you'd probably expect, and there's a whole lot of existential angst thrown in there as well. Not an album for a party, unless you're throwing a party for particularly miserable goths, but an album with plenty to reward a serious listener who's not afraid to explore the darker side of life.