"pure evil destruction" opens the album and it's a strong opener. i can imagine an extended version of this played at gigs so that the crowd can chant the chorus.
"forces of the black light" is less that 3 minutes but it's up tempo and has some great chord changes and an imaginative tempo change.
"voiceless" isn't an instrumental but is once again filled with solid chord changes, solid drumming and solid vocals.
"the plague commander" is the shortest track and it starts quite abruptly. this is up tempo and crammed with solid guitar work and strong vocals.
"rites of eternal darkness" has a solid 'groove' to it and a subtle tempo change. there is some experimentation with the guitar in this song.
"death legions" tries something new with the vocal - a little experiment but it shows that e p are willing to try something new. this song is up tempo with some interesting tempo changes.
"cult of damnation" starts off almost slow with a slight doom feel (which i really liked) before speeding up then slowing back down again to the doom feel.
"temple of inner visions" starts quite abruptly and is a fast paced song in which you can just about hear a bassline. the snare drum sounds a little hollow in places but there are some good drum rolls and a few more experiments with musicality.
"revenge of the reaper" starts off with some (good) piercing feedback and a little bass. e p have become a bit more experimental as the album has progressed and here the vocals try something a bit different.
"advocatus diaboli" is the longest track and closes out the album. there is some of the more expressive guitar work here and something a bit different with the vocal; the guitar has the best tonality in this song!
overall this 10 track album is full with solid drumming (though some of the snare is a bit hollow sounding in places), some solid blast beats, a nice guitar tonality and strong chord progression and some (not quite enough) experiments with guitar which shows these guys can actually play. the vocalist is one of the better singers and has gone for a low growl rather than high pitch screams and has experimented (not quite enough) on a few of the songs. there is no 'lead' guitar but this band doesn't need it. a few more experiments and a few risks down the line will do this band good. this is a great release; it might not be for everyone, but i enjoyed it. great musicality, strong vocals, solid drumming - highly recommended.