However, there's not much in it for the listener. The melodies are catchy but contrived, as if trying to avoid similarity to something else, but not coming up with anything particularly remarkable on their own. And there's too much of them, everywhere, and no time to relax. No tension, expectation or release, and no variety. Just full speed ahead. Although this compilation stretches through several years and releases, if you took song parts separately and mixed them up with no particular order, you would get songs just as good as these. Not much in terms of progression, and even less in terms of emotion. For the musicianship itself, Chain of Dogs do deserve some credit. Too bad there was not much behind it.
Source - Funereal Drone