Shockone has definitely hit the nail on the epic-dnb genre with this album. The opening track sets the mood up with a big-bang-esque explosion of sound (no pun intended). It's a perfect album for almost any occasion that requires a lot of power and strength. For example: I typically work 3rd shift at the ER. So, get home early in the morning, sleep 'til 2 pm, wake up, go and do it again. However, I was recently moved to a new location where I work the normal 8-4 shift. Now, I'm used to going to bed at the time I have to be at work. So, driving to work at 6:45 is a pretty difficult task, at least until my circadian rhythms catch up with me.
Now, I drive to work everyday, and I take the expressway, much like everyone else in the world with a 9-5. Normally, I'm used to empty streets while I'm heading home, but nowadays, my drive is much more crowded. So, I decided to throw 'Universus' on a CD and blast it as I speed down the interstate.
Let me tell you, never has the early morning felt so amazing. Watching the sun peak over the horizon as I shoot down the freeway (most likely breaking a few laws in the process) while hearing Reija Lee's voice caress the cool morning air is pure bliss. Likewise the monologue at the beginning of the set creates an amazing atmosphere, and really sets the tone for each morning I have to head to work.
10/10, would (and will) listen again.