Lamb of god have already had a lot of Pantera comparisons, I feel more for there punishing guitar and genuine inventiveness rather than an exact musical similarity, but the two things they do have in common (so far) is that they don't disappoint and they always let you know its them. I love this album it has everything I like about LoG; the insane guitar with one riff piled on top of another the growled lyrics with the unique standout moments the high clarity, intensely condensed drumming, its all great stuff. In short if you are a fan of any modern metal band (but especially the hardcore variety) its impossible to see how you can not like this album.
However I still prefer Ashes of the Wake and have to say this album doesn't sound as catchy or as memorable (inventive maybe but not catchy) I feel this is proven by the way that the first half of the album is loaded with what I would say are the better tracks, possibly it comes from having to produce lots of tracks specifically for the album as opposed to bringing tracks to the album.
In any case its fantastic stuff and some of the best metal you could buy this year. The DVD with the special edition is amongst the best I have seen, more often than not these are a `mad fan' only affair and rarely worth it but this is top quality, giving you a great insight into a great metal band, so well worth the extra money.