Ok, it's about time I review this album so i can promote and explain just who and what Atheist is (seing on how i always talk about them). Atheist is a brutal, yet melodic mix of Death Metal and Jazz. Talk about Innovation, this band really has a unique idea. This type of Death/Jazz combination gives a really complex and Technicality to there music. Their guitar solo's are insane, almost inhuman sounding at times. As if the solos were actually fast fowarded (however they proved it wast when they did their live shows). What makes there solos so fast is the use of the Jazz scale in their guitaring. Now. the melodic facter is in the Jazz influence, as the Brutality facter is of course in the Death influence. The druming if supper fast, but not clumsy. It is extremely technical at such a fast rate. At times there drumer can drum in some songs 623 beats per minute! However, while such technicality in the druming is being put to place; the bass and guitar riffs work together to bring that Dark, brutal sound to them that alot of songs have. For example: in the song "Your life's Retrebution" the guitarists palm-mute to bring a heavy riff, while the bass gives out heavy distorted back up the that guitar riff. After that riff, the lead guitar comes in for another fantastic solo. The vocals in this band and album are that close to At the Gates or Nightrage. So in conclusion, if you are looking for a Death Metal band that is Innovative and different than anything you have EVER herd in your life, I suggjest this Album as a good start for this band. Also if your looking for some good Brutality mixed with Melody, this band is the band for you. I really hope this explains the type of scene i'm really into. Also, if you want to discover other albums from this band heres 2 more for you: Peace of Time, Elements. Thats it, i hope this was a good reiview because this was my first one!