I came across Mortiis completely by accident as the support act at a Deathstars gig, liked what I heard, bought this album and it's barely been out of my CD player since. The influence of early goth bands is very clear, with echoes of Sisters of Mercy, Fields of the Nephilim, Joy Division and many others, along with some excellent post-industrial, harder and more technological sounds. The album is best listened to all in one go as a single experience, rather than picking out individual tracks, but that said, I do tend to skip over Monolith (which IMHO is the only weak track on the album). Atmospheric and introspective in places, wild and aggressive in others, I like this album more every time I listen to it. A must for the collection of all fans of the dark side of music!