All I can say is WOW!! This album shows that there is still hope for heavy music. No rap or whiny voices here, just pure energy. I will agree it sounds alot like Pantera, but is that all bad? Everyone is influenced by someone else. How many bands sounded like Metallica back in the day… OH WELL! In many ways this is a more complete album than Pantera’s later efforts. Every cd seems to have those tracks you have to skip. There may be one or two on this cd, but it’s all about personal preference. If you like heavy metal like Lamb of God or Pantera, then I highly recommend this cd.