When I first got this album, it got one listen and then retired to the recesses of my collection. Recently, I pulled it out for another listen, and it hasn't left rotation since. In this release, Mortiis flexes his ability to present complicated, dynamic, and accessable Industrial style music. Is it completely original? Not really. If you listen to Nine Inch Nails or KMFDM, you'll hear it in this record, but at the same time, it doesn't feel like a blatent ripoff (and on that note, anyone who says The Fragile was NIN's weakest album should have their opinion held in suspect).
Overall, a good, dynamic, aggressive, exciting album that stirs the somewhat stagnant Industrial scene, but will require a couple listens to get past some of the surface, generic Industrial trappings. Nothing like old Mortiis, but who cares? If he put out the same album every time people would still be complaining. A very good little record for people who don't mind a troll behind the mixing board. If you're into more complex Industrial music, I'd definitely reccommend this one.