AN have taken it to the next level in so many respects. The music is bleak, black, terrifying, and just about as heavy as it gets for extreme metal. There is no one word or phrase to describe their music. If you are new to their sound I think it would be helpful to listen to their earlier works before digesting Passion. Underneath numerous layers of cacophony lies this beautiful, melodic motif in most of their songs. It is contradictory, confusing, complementary, and beautiful all at once. Buy this album and get immersed in their greatness!