Nope, I'll just keep to listening and writing about great albums like this one. Somehow, Lizotte succeeded in putting a lot of melody into his otherwise quite brutal and intense music. Sure, there are passages which are loaded with blastbeats, grinding guitars and eerie screams, but even there seems to be room for a melodic approach and some synths or piano to top it off. Obviously, there are also a few calm instrumental passages.
The influences from death metal and black metal are easy to recognize and usually translate into extreme music. Yet, I think Lizotte has been listening to bands from Swedish melodic scene. Some of the hooks, guitar leads and solos breathe the same air as bands like In Flames, At The Gates, Dark Tranquility. Yet, quite often they're entangled with high-speed blackened passages which bring acts like Limbonic Art to mind.
So yeah, on one side, this album is a vast array of morbid chaos but on the other it's a melodic and atmospheric piece of work, best to be enjoyed loud and in complete darkness. The level of variation is tremendous, at times (as in 'When The World Ends') even nudging toward post-rock. Yet, for the most part, this is an extreme metal album, one you should not ignore if you like your music obscure, harsh, dark, cold, eerie and bleak.