I always thought Unleashed sounded unique compared to the other Swedish "Masters of Death," Entombed, Grave, and Dismember. Not that they're better, but I could hear more similarities among the other three than with Unleashed. They never went for the buzzsaw sound, opting for a cleaner guitar tone that is no less heavy. Their melodies also differ, as they have a sorrowful, melancholic quality; Dismember features an NWOBHM sensibility, while Entombed and Grave use melody sparingly. And Unleashed, of course, is the only of those four bands to utilize Viking imagery, something bands like Amon Amarth have taken influence from and found even greater success with. The songs on this debut from Unleashed are very solid, offering a variety of catchy, groove-infused death riffs and faster, more traditional brutality. They stand out individually with memorable riffs and lyrics that make each track its own, and emphasize a power metal mentality that other Swedish death metal acts didn't. If you don't have to pay much extra, getting a copy with the bonus demo tracks is worth it to hear how good Unleashed was before they were signed, but also to hear the improvements they made in recording their debut. Anyone who likes death metal from this era should like Where No Life Dwells, and would probably look for more Unleashed albums after hearing it.