Is this a case of Yet Another Extreme Metal Band? An ubiquitous metal offering of the garden-variety in approach and execution? This often comes to mind when a new jewel case of an Extreme Metal band is cracked open and the metal starts to spill out. Seen it, heard it, got the black t-shirt with the unintelligible darkly magic scripture emblazoned on the front. A record with much of the same brand of metal all over again. With almost no difference from the usual and commonplace delivery of their brethren.
Along with genres like Symphonic Metal, Extreme Metal has become somewhat of a household brand. And many fans blatantly expect to get the same or – at least – similar slices of their metal. All cut of the same cloth, delivered in an annoyingly uniform cookie-cutter fashion. And boy do some fans sport acid reactions, if bands trespass and step out of the vile, yet comfortable mainstream. [...]