This album is death metal of the highest order, a must for all fans of Immolation. For those who haven't heard Immolation before, this album is a great place to start. It is generically death metal, although this band have a sound unlike other death metal bands. Speed of riffage is not always of the essense on this recording and the twin guitar assault and use of false harmonics can be extremely effective, if somewhat haunting in places. Check out 'No Jesus, No Beast' and you are in for a treat, the bridge riff towards the end is sheer genius. The solos on this album are amazing from both axemen,adding depth to the song structures. However there is room for improvement. The production is of a good standard, but could be bettered. The drum sound is quite flat, which is a shame because the drumming itself is brilliant, with many innovative moments. There is little more I can say about the production, it could be better,but could also most definitely be worse! It is clear from this album that a three year absence from recording has done Immolation no harm, as these death metal stalwarts have released yet another brilliant album. I highly recommend this for fans of Morbid Angel, Suffocation, Deicide etc. Excellent!
If you have not listened to Immolation before, then this is a good starting point, it's Death Metal all right, death metal in the old school sense. Immolation have released many albums since Failures For Gods came out in 1999, all of them very good. It's typical for the genre and I mean that in a good way, and as for lyrical content, obviously based around religion (the name Immolation is a bit of a give away).
A very good album, recommended if you like Morbid Angel.