blindsided is what i was by how amazing this disc is! for a group of unknowns the performance and recording quality are stellar. they even dabbled in some different styles outside of the iTunes labeled "metal"... the gospel vocals on "sever the ropes" fit great. the female vocalist, while fantastic, is a little unusual for this type of music, but once i gave it a couple listens it works. if you like a heavy punchy guitar, psychotic drumming and soaring vocals... get this disc!