First of all let me start by saying White Chapel is one of the best bands I have heard in a long time. Now according to popular media and some fan reviews I get the idea the only thing wrong with White Chapel is they are considered Death core. Like in this case that is a bad word. White Chapel could easily fit the bill of death metal. The vocals are not totally cookie monster so does that take away from the sheer brutality you hear in this album and Somatic Defilement? I don’t think so but this is my opinion and that is all. I think WC is on the way to the top if they continue to beat you senseless with this level of brutality and technicality. I like this band,this cd and the previous cd. Recommended for any fan of brutal,bone crushing metal music.