Fleshgrind was never one of the best bands in the genre, but their first two cds were pretty solid. "Destined for Defilement" had some cool stuff on it, and "Sees of Abysmal Torment" had some better stuff. I bought this album expecting some good brutal death metal but that's not what I got. I tried to like this album, I really did. I felt like if I listened to it enough it would grow on me (like a lot of metal albums do) but after a while I just had to give up because it wasn't getting any better. I actually sold it back to the cd store, good decision. Don't bother with this one.
The vocals are pretty much the same, but the main thing that has changed is the guitars and drumming, in other words the overall writing. "Seeds" sounded really brutal and raw, and that was part of what made it great. This is much too polished and clean for a death metal release, it loses points right there. The overall sound and feel of it is very sterile. The album description above says they kept their chatoic sound- I don't think so. The lyrics are pretty sick (duct taped and raped is especially disgusting, and i'm not saying that as a compliment) but the music itself doesn't sound threatening or violent, as death metal should. It sounds tame. Now this of course is coming from someone who listens to a lot of brutal bands, it's still way heavier than your average music.
Definitely the worst thing about this album is the drums. If the drumming was the same as "seeds," I think I would've liked this more. Now I have heard people saying that this drummer is a technically solid DM skinsman... that may be so, but his drumming here is absolutely boring. It's just constant blasting alternated with really fast double bass riffs that really add nothing to the songs. The drum triggers, combined with the clean production, makes this style of drumming even more annoying and repetitive sounding. Is far as I can remember, there is not one interesting or original drumbeat on this disc.
This really isn't worth anyone's time. You'd be better off with either of the other two fleshgrind albums (if you can manage finding them), or finding some other band. There are plenty of great brutal death bands around right now without having to waste your time and money on this.