I must first admit the fact that I was not impressed the first time I heard this album. I gave it a little time and patience and boy am I glad that I did! This album grew on me like no other. It’s very clear to see upon your first listen that this is brutal, relentless death metal at it’s finest. The vocals are a force to be reckoned with, the drums and guitars are all top knotch. Not only is the musicianship great, but they make the music interesting by incorporating the Ancient Egyptian theme. Many ancient instruments are played throughout the album to give it a very fresh feel. So why was this so hard for me to get into? Well, I think the main reason is that, to the untrained ear, this may sound a little monotomous. All I can say is give it time and listen closely, you’ll be able to decipher the genius that this album holds. The lyrics are good and reflect upon different Egyptian events that took place in history. You can read all about them in the booklet of the album. Each song has a story to tell. That is a great and intricate bonus. With all of this said, pick this up, give it several spins and enjoy.