This has really been an incredibly potent last couple of years for metal,with outstanding releases by numerous bands from Machine Head to Megadeth,and a bunch in between. After listening repeatedly to the new Metallica,feeling satisfied but not quite full, I searched for something to grab me by the onions from track one and refuse to let go. The Haunteds newest disc does just that,in an unrelenting, pounding and brutal sort of way,but also injecting some melody as well and not sounding like a hundred other bands,but fresh,potent,and exciting. This record is head and shoulders above Dead Eye,and right now is according to my most recent listening experience,better than revolver. The production is pretty crisp,not muddled like another reviewer put it,Peter Dolvings vocals have evolved tremendously over 2 albums,but the riffs...man the riffs! Its like these guys evoked guitar god spirits and just went nuts on the chords but man the riffs and hooks are just tasty,one right after the other. Where the Dead Eye suffered from few songs that failed to differentiate themselves from the others,there is a wide variety of different depths,grooves,and pummeling machine gun riffs to satisfy the most hungry metal madman. The disc starts off powerfully with the first track,and keeps building crescendo as it goes on,only letting up around track eight but just a little...then bam it hooks you in carrying you screaming until the brutal end. In simple terms,this is an excellent disc,and only one of a few that I can say I have listened to more than once,from beginning to end,and didnt even think about the FF button. Other discs of that ilk would be the new Soulfly,Gojira,and yes friends,the new Metallica. Past gems are Dry Kill Logic,of Vengeance and Violence,Arch Enemy,Rise of the Tyrant, Machine Heads the Blackening, Mastodon's Blood Mountain...someone shoot me I forgot the new Slipknot! So you see my friends its turning out to be a glorious time for metal,and there are a plethora of extremely talented bands to whet your appetite, Versus just happens to be one kicka@# band whose new release is quite simply,EXCELLENT. Give it a listen and you will be glad you did.