Even though these guys are often tagged as Grindcore, I find it completely unfair that a band of this skill and calibur is grouped into such a style of metal. Quite frankly, I think that Grindcore (for the most part) degenerates into unlistenable noise. This is not the case with Bolt thrower. This is slow, thunderously heavy, groove oriented Death metal played in the same vein as Obituary (only with more focused vocals). The entire album is perfectly executed. The drums, guitars, and bass roll along at a comfortable and listenable pace. Karl Willet's low, bellowing voice fits in perfectly with the downtuned instruments. The lyrics are good and intelligent and depict a brutal and realistic scenario of war. My favorite pieces include the title track, "Icon", "Where next to conquer", and "As the world burns". Overall, a very solid, non-repetitive piece of Death metal.