The guitar/bass texturing and vocal hisitronics of TOM BRADEN bring to mind the Ray Adler fronted era of FATES WARNING circa 1991 or so, but the songs have a certain vitality and sparkle that brings to mind some of the better albums of latter day JUDAS PRIEST
They flow nicely into each other creating a wholly integrated sound that reflects the spirit of the album. There are elements here that Culto and Fenriz would never have dared to try before, for example, the epic, almost power metally(!) choruses on Valkryie which beg to be sung along to. Another example might be the gritty Zakk Wylde type vocals that dominate the albums third track Lesser Men.