On their debut they had their own style of tech groove riffs and production that set a new benchmark for crusty heaviness. So what happened? It sounds like they discovered Meshuggah between albums and made this follow-up as a tribute to them. The riffs are totally derivitive and the production is boringly cleaned up. The only glimpse of creativity is the goth bit at the end of track 4. Forget this album and buy the self-titled if you haven’t heard it.