I'd been looking for this CD for months and I finally found it. I was definately not disappointed. The sounds quality is definately not that great, but that doesn't take too much away from a great record. The music starts heavy as hell, and ends that same way. Much more raw than Frail Words Collapse, but to me, it's a good thing. Not quite as good as FWC, but close, and still way better than what most metalcore bands offer, that's why it still gets 5 stars. This band is highly talented. There are great riffs and vocals throughout the album. Never a dull moment. My personal favorite song is "Beneath the Encasing of Ashes". Any fan of metalcore music should own both of As I Lay Dying's CD's. Excellent band!!!!!