A lot of people that I have talked to about Arsis claimed that this was their worst album, nowhere near as good as Celebration of Guilt, so I was a bit skeptical of buying this cd. After seeing them last night in concert, I immediately bought this cd, and I have to say that this is FAR from being their worst. The songs are incredibly catchy, melodic, but brutal and unrelenting all at the same time. The only complaint I have with this cd is that it is WAY too short, but that’s nitpicking at best. Arsis is by far one of the kinds of Melodic Death Metal these days, and this album proves that. I would recommend this for any fan of In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, At the Gates, and even some american bands such as Trivium, and Lamb of God. Don’t waist your time! Get this now!