MUSIC: I'm not a longtime Terror fan and have just listened to some of their stuff here and there. That said, I thought KOTF was pretty solid and was amped when this came out. It didn't let me down. At 11 songs, it's pretty short for a Terror LP, but it leaves an impression. The lyrics are typical Terror, basically addressing the trials we face in life from people we trust and those we don't. As for the music, it's punishing and melodic, furious and catchy at the same time.
Killer choruses on songs like "Nothing in Your Head" and "One Blood" anchor the LP, while the songs have enough variation to make them all stand out in their own way, especially on "Invasion," where there's a crazy good guitar solo midway through to keep things fresh. To me, this is clearly Terror doing their thing and doing it better than I've heard before.
PACKAGING: CD comes in a jewel case with double-sided tray art and a lyrics booklet that also details "The Code": Terror's beliefs on how you should live and treat people in the scene. There's also an explanation after the lyrics to each track talking about the message to that song and where it came from. Vinyl comes in a standard sleeve and is pressed in 5 different colorways. The album's also available on cassette if you're into that.
These guys have been around for a while, and while I'm just getting into them more lately, they seem like good dudes, and their dedication and level of care to the scene comes through in every way on this album.