I hope there is some appreciation for such an under-rated musician like Jeff waters (guitarist). No, you're not going to find anything really deep lyrics wise, but... this is a really great album. Lots of variety in the vocals and music (two ballads) and some truly, intensly heavy, killer riffs! I also found out recently that jeff downpicks his guitar on the rythm sections! He is so insanely fast at doing so! Listen to "Rage absolute" (My favorite from the album) once the fast rythm kicks in. I honestly don't see how it is humanly possible to do this with downpicking. I would love to see that! Just to let you know, vocally this album has many styles (some growling but very little), very clean melodic, and shouting.. some talking style. very cool and I HIGHLY reccomend this, especially if you are looking for something new.