Well, as soon as I saw Opeth's frontman, Mikael Akerfeldt was a part of this band I picked up with all haste. Being a huge Opeth fan I had to. But, if you listen to Opeth and buy this CD, don't expect the same. This CD is a lot more focused around the death metal side, rather than the progressive side.
It's dark, moody, and grim. And that's just a start to the great points of the CD. Heavily distorted guitars. Deep growing vocals by Akerfeldt himself. Great drum lines, and a bass line to back in all up, I don't see what could be wrong with this CD.
Some of the standout tracks for me are Buried By The Dead, The Soulcollector and Ways To The Grave. All tracks on this CD have pretty grim and dark lyrics, but if you don't like that, why are you considering death metal? It's not always a given, but with this band it certainly is.
But, if it weren't for Bloodbath and bands like them, we'd be futilely throwing up our devil signs against a sea of white homies shouting "Break Stuff!"
Classic death metal album that you won't be disappointed with if you love death metal in any of its forms.