While I have heard of Carnifex, I never had a chance to check out their music before. I saw that this cd was coming out and I caught the ad for it on an episode of HBB and I liked what I heard. I am a big deathcore fan, and this cd does not disappoint one bit. Sure, Carnifex may not have done anything here that hasn’t been done thousands of times before, but they damn sure do it good. In my opinion, this year has been pretty slim when it comes to good metal releases. With the exception of Arsis, Testament, and Opeth, the first half of 2008 has been pretty disappointing with the over all quality of metal releases and the lack of metal releases. By this time last year, there was a ton of good new cds out. Well, this Carnifex release gives me hope for the second half of 08. This cd has not been out of my cd player since I bought it on the day it came out. If you are a fan of Despised Icon or Job for a Cowboy, pick this one up. You won’t be sorry.