A very ritualistic sounding intro starts off the album along with some evil whispers and chants before going into a heavier musical direction along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them while the riffs also bring in a great amount of dark sounding melodies.
Vocals are a mixture of death metal growls and black metal screams while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a decent amount of blast beats along with the songs also bringing in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the solos and leads bringing in more of an old school black/death metal style and as the album progresses a brief use of clean playing can also be heard.
Disembowel plays a style of blackened death metal that has its roots in the 80's and 90's but with a more up to date take on the genre, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover Occultism, The Ancient Ones, Necronomicon, and H.P Lovecraft themes.
In my opinion Disembowel are a very great sounding blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Lord Of Shadows" "The Pact With The Sect Of The Sea" and "Antra Gnomorum". 8 out of 10.