As I write this review, the final track "Farewell" is about a third of the way through it's 20 minutes of what seems to be pure melodic guitar... Which isn't necessarily a bad thing.
This is still the first time I've heard the album, but I felt it was so good that I can't wait until my third or fourth listen to start spreading the good word!!!
Typical of the Berzerker, the album starts off with a spoken word sample, then punches you in the face with sheer grinding and those techno-esque beats that they love so much.
The album straight away reminds you of "Dissimulate" (their previous album) in the way that all the songs are actually vocals, guitar, bass and drums, as opposed to the self titled's habit of filling in the gaps with grinding techno pounds and growls.
Anyway, I'm meant to be reviewing the album, not comparing it to the older stuff.
For me, the stand out tracks are "All About You" (Unfortunately, not a cover of the McFly song), "Burn the Evil" and "Y". The 13th track "............" is an annoying bit of silence after the breakneck speed of "Constant Pain".
After skipping the song, you're greeted by a nice 20 minutes of the same guitar riff on loop, which may or may not be a good thing, that's for you to decide. Personally, I think it's for you to chill out to as you take a breather from thrashing your head about during the other 12 songs.
I'd say this album is better than Dissimulate, as it sticks to you more. Definitely better than self titled, because it shows another side to the man behind the mask.
Unlike the first album, these songs seem to have a point to them, the lyrics are more thoughtfull and in some cases, you can relate to them. The feel of pure hatred towards mankind itself really shows in this album.
Anyway, my rambling is done.
Buy this album - you won't be disappointed!