This is one of the most original and creative albums I have heard in a long time. Chthonic actually manage to create mood and atmosphere within the songs, something which 90% of bands fail to do. The song arrangements and layers of traditional Taiwanese instruments enhances this, creating vibes and feelings that is far beyond the reach of the regular 'extreme metal band'. All this without losing any of the heaviness you expect! A must-have album for any music fan!