This album is perhaps the definitive death metal band. This album is not boring at all. There are a few “classical” pieces written in there. The song desolate ways is awesome and could be put on a new age compilation cd. The album begins with Fall From Grace…a song that has some of the best death metal lyrics of all time. Dave Vincent has a great gutteral but understandable voice when he sings (screams/growls). There are some awesome guitar riffs in this album…..listen to the mid point in brainstorm. On the whole this is a death metal master pice, however, the lyrics are quite hateful towards christians but being a death metal fan perhaps this doesnt bother you. There are a couple songs on the record I dont like because of the talk about putting infant entrails on upside down crosses. Not my cup of tea but whatever floats your boat.